Welcome to the third video in the Editing for Story series!
Today we’re talking about questions to help you evaluate the content of your scenes and look for overall patterns as you create your revision list.
The Editing for Story videos are a companion to the Editing for Story ebook–don’t forget to download your free PDF after you watch the video.
Welcome to episode two of Editing for Story!
Today we’re talking about how to analyze the structure of a story or novel that doesn’t fit into one of the traditional plot structures, or where the structure is so complex that traditional structure is difficult to identify.
This method is a little bit outside the bounds of the advice you’ve probably already heard about editing a rough draft, but it gives you a clear picture of how conflict and stakes are generating organic “plot points” in your story.
Next episode: how to make sure your story’s scenes stand up to scrutiny!
Welcome to Day 30, the final day of NaNoWriMo!
Today we’re talking about your story’s resolution and how to tie up all those loose story ends, as well as the emotion that you’ll end your story on.
Thanks for stopping by! Come by tomorrow–we’ll talk about what to do next and how to get started on editing your novel.
Welcome to Day 30 of NaNoWriMo!
Today we’re talking about what makes for a great resolution, how to end your story on the right emotional note, and–you knew it was coming, didn’t you?–EDITS.
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Congratulations on making it to the end of NaNoWriMo!
Next week, we’ll be talking about some things to consider when editing a first draft–I hope to see you then.
Welcome to Day 29 of NaNoWriMo!
Today we’re talking about the defeat or victory of the protagonist during the climax of your novel and how to make it pay off in the biggest way possible, as well as handling endings in a book that’s part of a series.
Thanks for stopping by–come back tomorrow for Day 30 tips!
Welcome to the 28th day of NaNoWriMo!
Today we’re talking about the beginning of the final, epic showdown between your protagonist and antagonist, and what makes a good climax.
Thanks for stopping by–come back tomorrow for Day 29 plotting tips!
Welcome to NaNoWriMo Day 27!
Today we’re talking about how to isolate your protagonist from his/her allies and set up the final showdown with the antagonist.
Thanks for dropping by–come back tomorrow for more plotting tips!
Welcome to Day 26 of NaNoWriMo!
Today we’re talking about the initial skirmish between the protagonist’s and antagonist’s forces, and the role your secondary characters play as we build to the climax.
Thanks for coming by–stop in tomorrow for Day 27 plotting tips!
Welcome to Day 25 of NaNoWriMo!
Today we’re talking about how your protagonist and his/her allies are preparing for the climax and what kind of climax you’re promising the reader with what you show or don’t show.
Thanks for stopping by–come back tomorrow for Day 26 plotting tips!
Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 24!
Today we’re talking about how your protagonist rallies after the dark moments and is launched into a final do-or-do confrontation with the antagonist.
Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!