10 Benefits of Feedback for Big-Picture Editing – Feedback For Fiction


KRISTINA STANLEY

One of our early testers asked: “How will Feedback help my manuscript?”

What a great question!  It made me think about a better way to explain the benefits of using Feedback and becoming your own big-picture editor.  Read on for my answer. I hope this helps you think about your manuscript in new ways!

Feedback can identify and help you fix problems within your manuscript by focusing on the structure of your story, not on the words. Some of the critical structural areas are:

  1. Pacing                 
  2. Character names and appearances
  3. Point of view characters and goals
  4. Story arc
  5. Plot holes (scenes without a clear purpose)
  6. Flow from scene to scene
  7. Absence of tension or conflict
  8. Empty stage syndrome
  9. Confusing timelines or missing objects

The 10th benefit of using Feedback comes from the built-in Rewrite Tips. These tips provide you with specific advice…

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