Saturday, November 15, 2008

Echo edit

read it all the way through, on actual paper pages.
Made lots of notations in blue ink.
Feel there are areas that are, and many areas that aren't working.
If there are plot problems someone else will have to point them out to me, because the sorts of problems that I am noticing are wordy wording, and sentence structure awkwardness, and perhaps too much info.
So I am sitting here wondering how I am going to fix those problems.


Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

This is the start of the process, Taff - I also start by noticing wordiness, sentence structure etc. I think, personally, that plot - and often characterisation - are the most difficult aspects to see clearly for oneself. When you've done your first edit, fixing the things you can see now, then it will be time to share your MS with other writers to get their feedback.

Taffiny said...


trouble is I am not sure when I am improving, making it worse,
or just tinkering about