If you don’t know what plot and flow are, don’t worry. I’ll define them in depth throughout this post. Basically, plot is your storyline—the main events of your book. Flow is the forward motion of your story: how fast or slow it goes and how the transitions move it along. So, I’m sure this one […]
My subscribers have heard me talk about flashbacks more than once. I’ve discussed the dos and don’ts of writing flashbacks and, in my timeline series, I discussed writing flashbacks. But how on Earth do you revise the things? Flashbacks and backstory fall under the same category for one reason: Technically, they’re the same thing. Backstory […]
In last week’s post, I discussed revising the exposition, climax, and denouement in your book. It was a bit broad of a topic, but all future posts will grab bits from the first post and specify a little more. This week, the second step involves your characters. I said I was going to discuss […]
You finished your NaNoWriMo project. Congratulations! A first draft is an achievement worth celebrating, so sit back and enjoy it! Take a few days or weeks off. You deserve it. You just dumped 50,000 words or more out onto a Word document (or Google Doc or whatever) and you might have fried your brain a […]
When your editor returns your manuscript, you’re going to be excited, nervous, and maybe a little upset for a moment when you see all the red. Don’t worry, that’s normal. But, this red isn’t figurative. If you sent your manuscript as a Microsoft Word document, your editor likely used “Track Changes,” which is the most […]
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