Story Revisions: Keeping Track of Changes – From Jami Gold’s Blog


Close up of a red leaf on a tree with text: Revisions: Understanding Our Stories Changes

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some ideas about how we can stitch pieces of our story together after we make big revisions. As I mentioned, anytime we make a lot of changes to our story, we have to rip our story apart to fit in the new stuff, so we risk plot holes, missing transitions, uneven tones, etc.

My post introduced the Resident Writing Coach article I’d written for Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s Writers Helping Writers site, which shared a few bullet points to help us find those stitches.

In the comments of that guest post, Jennifer Rose asked how we might track the changes we need to make:

“Do you use a spreadsheet or outline to track all the edits to be made, or something else?”

That’s a great question, so I wanted to share my answer and insights here as well. Just as we all have different writing processes, however, we might also have different revision and editing processes.

That said, how one author handles a situation can give us a starting point of ideas to try. So with that disclaimer, let’s dig into how we might approach the process of organizing our revision changes. *smile*

Read the rest of this post HERE.

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