It’s time for another one of my guest posts over at Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s Writers Helping Writers site. As one of their Resident Writing Coaches, I’ve previously shared:
- insights on how to approach an overwhelming revision
- how to increase the stakes (the consequences for failure) in our story
- 7 ways to indicate time passage in our stories (and 2 issues to watch out for)
- how to translate story beats to any genre
- how and why we should avoid episodic writing
- how to find and fix unintended themes
- how “plot” holes can sneak into our characters and worldbuilding
- how TV shows can help us learn to hook our readers
- what we can learn from stories that successfully break the rules
With this turn for another coaching article at WHW, I’m taking a look at one of the problems we encounter with major revisions. We often have to rip our story apart before we can make our fixes, and that means we have to be careful when putting our story back together again.
Today we’re going to dig into that process: How can we make sure we’ve smoothed out the stitches between the old and new parts of our story?
Read the rest of this post HERE.