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High-level Steps to edit your 1st draft

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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Elements of a Thriller
  1. Suspense: Build suspense by controlling information, eked out in small portions as the story progresses.
  2. Hero
  3. Villain
  4. Plot Twists
  5. Compressed Timeline
  6. A Sidekick
  7. Cliffhangers
  8. A Big, Exciting Climax

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Write the first draft of your story  in as short a time as possible. If you’re writing a short story, try to write it in one sitting. If you’re writing a novel, try to write it in one season (three months).

Don’t worry too much about plotting or outlining beforehand. You can do that once you know you have a story to tell in the first place. Your first draft is a discovery process. You are like an archeologist digging an ancient city out of the clay. You might have a few clues about where your city is buried beforehand, but you don’t know what it will look like until it’s unearthed.

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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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