Being Ruthless

November 18, 2006

I just completed one of the most valuable editing exercises ever (courtesy of Donald Maass' workshop at SiWC).

I printed out the book.

I shuffled all the pages.

I made sure no page remained in sequential order.

I edited each page as an individual entity. Ruthless! Ruthless, I say!

Result: 7000 fewer words and a tighter book. Hopefully, tension on every page (OK, maybe I missed 3 pages).

Added result: I've decided to embark on a bit of a plot re-working since I decided my heroine is not active enough at the end.

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