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4 Things when you Rewrite

4 Things when you Rewrite

  1. Uncover any hidden motifs and themes.
  2. Identify your protagonist’s arc.
  3. Ask, “what does this scene achieve?”
  4. Build to an ending that is surprising and inevitable.

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  • Characters make us care
  • There’s a solid market for character-driven fiction
  • There’s no question whose story it is

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High-level Steps to edit your 1st draft
  1. Let It Sit: Keep it aside for while before coming back to edit
  2. Find Your Novel’s Purpose: What are you trying to convey to the reader?
  3. Read It Through
  4. List Your Problems: Categorize as Plot, Character, Tone, Setting
  5. Find Solutions
  6. Start Your Second Draft
  7. Seek Feedback

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4 Tips
  1. Create a world that's both logical and impossible
  2. Don't tell us everything about that world
  3. Make us care about your characters
  4. Don't be boring

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