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

Editing the first draft – Preliminary cuts – step 2/7

Hello! For those of you who have just arrived, this post is part 2/7 in my ‘editing the first draft’ action plan. You can find links to the other sections below, once all posts are live (one will be posted each day this week!). Print it off. Have a preliminary read through and cut out … More Editing the first draft – Preliminary cuts – step 2/7