Sunday, February 12, 2006

I'm working on a rewrite - or at least I would be if I wasn't blogging instead.

It's interesting, the editor who requested the rewrite has submitted some really good and detailed feedback on what they do and don't like. I can understand all the points he's raised. The difficulty is translating this into the story.

He wants stronger characterisations - the trick is to tell as much as possible about the character and their motivation in as few as possible words - because I've also been told to cut back on the back story.

I've made a couple of passes through the ms now and I think it's better. I'm probably going to have to shelf for a week or two and then come back again.

2 Comments:

Blogger Suzanne said...

If you like, send me the story and the editor's comments and I'll have a read.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

You're a gem Suzanne. Give me another week or so to try and get on paper what I think he wants and I'll flick it through.

And you know I'll read anything of yours.

10:33 AM  

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