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Destination Publication: Post #07 - Thomas brother #1 (Leyton & Angelica's story) - editing process


Last week's goal using  How to Edit Your Novel by Corner-Bryant and Price

To iterate, I'm not going on the course, however I'm matching the course outline to the book and seeing what I can do. 

Taking the guidance from the next class, I shall proceed with the next.

Page Turning Pacing

Aim: Develop advanced approaches to balancing material — dealing with overwriting or superfluous elements, and knowing when to extend/slow down and when to cut back/speed up. Discover how to apply the idea of pacing to your overall structure.

Outcome: Rewrite a dramatic incident employing pacing appropriate to the subject and atmosphere. (https://www.profwritingacademy.com/edit-your-novel-the-professional-way)

Progress Report

I'm still working on it. It has great material but it's very intense so I'm going to be spending maybe another week  or two figuring this chapter out.

Even before I come to writing a scene, Corner-Bryant and Price suggest to prioritise all scenes in the story. Now the way the book is written is that they doesn't really tell you how to do this but they do in a way. I guess with 'how to books', a good way it to take out all their points and make it into a checklist - that's how I work.

Basically, I need to go scene-by-scene and decide how important each is.  To be fair, I've already done that with Holly Lisle's course with the index cards and all the other stuff in the early stage of her course, however this Corner-Bryant and Price  do it in a much simpler way. If you have the book, check out Speedy Scenes and slow sizzlers.

So I've got a list of my scenes and basically I'm just going to label if they are plot turners, conflict points, internal monologue etc, and that should, or might, give me an overall feel for the pacing. Once I've completed that part, I'll read the other pacing section which is called Pacing your plot. 

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