Thursday, January 14, 2016

Still editing

So I'm still editing The Iron City, but now I'm following Darcy Pattison's Novel Metamorphosis to help me on my way. It's really helping to shape the novel and allows me to see where some parts are just not working.
So far I have made an inventory of my chapters noting the plots and emotional elements, and picked out the strongest chapters. I've also printed out the whole book in 6pt (80,000 words) resulting in just 34 pages. Once arranged in three rows, I could see where the strong chapters were and start to analyse where I might need to make some changes to lift the conflict in the novel.
The next stage is looking at scenes...

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