How To Trim Your Story To The Bone


Here’s another helpful post from Dan Alatorre’s blog on the tough task of trimming your story.

Dan Alatorre

coverUsing my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.)

To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them side by side to see what was changed.

Then give me your thoughts in the comment section.

Trim Your Story To The Bone

Ya gotta know what to cut and what to keep. How do you decide?

Read the chapter and I’ll tell you at the bottom.


Chapter 33 “FINAL”

I woke up when Sparkles jumped into my lap. I had a few minutes before Mallory came downstairs—a few minutes to decide what to tell her about Tyree or the mambo. Everything? Nothing?

I had to tell her something eventually.

Maybe it…

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