Top 3 Structural Editing Questions For Fiction Writers


Check out this great post from Kristina Stanley’s blog on the top 3 structural editing questions for fiction writers

KRISTINA STANLEY

After completing my first two novels, I knew to become a better writer, I needed to learn to edit my own story.

Write a Story Readers Love

What about you? Before sending your story to beta readers, writers’ critique groups, or to an editor, don’t you want your story to be the best you can make it?

I put all my energy in learning how to perform a structural edit. A structural edit, also known as a developmental edit or a story edit, will turn your draft into a story readers love. You’ll notice I like to use the term story edit. It sounds much more fun than the formal terms!

 

A Great Story Readers Love

Once you have a draft written, it’s time to focus on characters, plot, and setting.

Characters

During a story edit, you also take a hard look at your characters. How often do they appear?…

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