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Tips for Finding Plot Holes

Tips for Finding Plot Holes

  • Remain objective. The best practice of putting your manuscript aside and approaching with fresh eyes helps you maintain objectivity.
  • Follow your characters. As you read, make sure that each character is consistent within the story and has a definite personality.
  • Create a story timeline. Make a list of chapters and major events in the chapter. Make sure the sequence of events makes sense: days, months, years, or even morning to evening. Note the characters present in the chapter.
  • Examine your plot. Question the plot logic. Has a journey been abandoned or question gone unanswered? Has a character made choices or said something that does not fit their personality?
  • Is your story world consistent? Do cultural norms shift? Is your fantasy magic logic consistent?
  • Check your subplots. Follow each one from beginning to end. Make sure all of them are complete.
  • Keep revision notes. They may open up threads that create new plot holes.
  • Hire a professional editor. If cost is a concern, ask a fellow writer to read your novel or suggest an exchange.

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Tips for Fixing Plot Holes

Tips for Fixing Plot Holes

  • Rewrite an inconsistency to fit the story. For example, give the suspect who went for a walk in the storm muddy shoes and/or a damp jacket.
  • Make the implausible plausible. If a character is acting out of character, rewrite the scene to fit the character actions and speech with th...

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5 Major Plot Hole Errors

  1. Illogical Events: An all-powerful villain is easily defeated.
  2. Contradictions: A character’s personality changes greatly between two scenes with no explanation.
  3. Unresolved Storylines: A secondary character is given their own s...

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What Is a Plot Hole?

What Is a Plot Hole?

A plot hole is any inconsistency or gap that counters the logic in a story’s plot.

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Tips for Fixing Plot Holes

Tips for Fixing Plot Holes

  • Rewrite an inconsistency to fit the story. For example, give the suspect who went for a walk in the storm muddy shoes and/or a damp jacket.
  • Make the implausible plausible. If a character is acting out of character, rewrite the scene to fit the character actions and speech with th...

Tips for Revision

  • Give yourself time between writing the first draft and looking at it again for revision. A few hours can give you enough time to see it with fresh eyes that are more likely to spot trouble areas.
  • Read your paper out loud. Sometimes speaking the words help...

Writing

  • Make sure all content has a clear goal
  • Think enticing titles
  • Hook your readers from the first line. Start your copy with some exciting data, a one-sentence story, or a question.
  • Make your copy scannable. Most people skim read, so use descriptive subheadings, lists, & ...

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