Thursday, August 4, 2011

Is Revision just a state of Mind????

I"m working on a revision. Yes, the hard part of the creative adventure. What is it they say, "Kill your babies."
I found a few great thoughts I need to keep foremost in my mind as I begin, from my favorite writing blog, Kidlit.com

by Mary Kole.

She says,
"Characters need motivation, logic and consequences for what they say and do. Every scene needs to teach us something new about a character or plot element. Every chapter needs to further the plot along. Each sentence needs to earn its keep in your writing and justify staying in the draft. Each plot and subplot needs to have an arc and resolve itself by the end. Characters, no matter how big or small, need to make some kind of change or progress. Emotions have to rise and fall like waves throughout."

1 comment:

Teresa said...

I know, I know, but it still hurts to edit or.. kill. :)