Plot twist – why I have decided to break up with the draft of my first novel

  Hi guys, so it’s been a while since I last posted (props to Heather for posting consistently in my absence – what are twins for eh?) and I finally feel as if I have something interesting to share. You may remember that last time I wrote a post, I had just finished the first … More Plot twist – why I have decided to break up with the draft of my first novel

Editing the first draft – Face your second draft with confidence and focus – step 7/7

Hello! For those of you who have just arrived, this post is part 7/7 in my ‘editing the first draft’ action plan. You can find links to the other sections below. Print it off. Have a preliminary read through and cut out any initial ‘waffle’ that doesn’t serve the scene and overall plot. Create ‘character sketches’. … More Editing the first draft – Face your second draft with confidence and focus – step 7/7

Editing the first draft – Write a descriptive summary of your plot – step 6/7

Hello! For those of you who have just arrived, this post is part 6/7 in my ‘editing the first draft’ action plan. You can find links to the other sections below, once the post is live. Print it off. Have a preliminary read through and cut out any initial ‘waffle’ that doesn’t serve the scene … More Editing the first draft – Write a descriptive summary of your plot – step 6/7

Editing the first draft – Assess your scenes – step 5/7

Hello! For those of you who have just arrived, this post is part 5/7 in my ‘editing the first draft’ action plan. You can find links to the other sections below, once each post is live. Print it off. Have a preliminary read through and cut out any initial ‘waffle’ that doesn’t serve the scene, … More Editing the first draft – Assess your scenes – step 5/7

Editing the first draft – Create a scene list – step 4/7

Hello! For those of you who have just arrived, this post is part 4/7 in my ‘Editing the first draft’ action plan. You can find links to the other sections below, once all posts are live. Print it off. Have a preliminary read through and cut out any initial ‘waffle’ that doesn’t serve the scene, … More Editing the first draft – Create a scene list – step 4/7

Editing the first draft – Character sketches – step 3/7

Hello! For those of you who have just arrived, this post is part 3/7 in my ‘Editing the first draft’ action plan. You can find links to the other sections below, once all the posts are live. Print it off >>> Have a preliminary read through and cut out any initial ‘waffle’ that doesn’t serve the … More Editing the first draft – Character sketches – step 3/7