Samantha Ling (lingtm) wrote,
Samantha Ling
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Novel Revising

I just wanted to point out that on Jennifer Crusie’s blog, she has a thing for revising your novel and in this case, scene by scene.

She has a list of questions for you as an author to answer about the scene and she also has a list of questions for your beta readers to answer.

This may help you revise a scene that you don’t particularly like or think there’s something wrong with.

But I also caution against over-analyzing it. This isn’t rocket science. There isn’t only one formula to make a story work. So don’t get bogged down in this when you’re looking through these questions. I’m a firm believer that many writers have good gut feelings. But I think these questions she asks are good if something isn’t working quite right and you need to figure it out.

Good luck!

Crossposted to Samantha Ling, Dreamwidth and Livejournal

Tags: advice, writing
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