Friday, February 18, 2011

Revision Technique

As I was brousing around the blogosphere this morning before heading out to the Life, The Universe and Everything (LTUE) conference again this morning, I read Rachel Morgan's post from yesterday that links to IndieHorrors' post from Wednesday that talks about how to revise your ms by character.

Just to start it out, here's what he says about the first item on his list, Character arc:

 1. Character arcA novel is a coalescence of the stories of various characters. The character-by-character revision method helps me attend to these characters and their stories individually, giving me a clearer picture of their lives—how they manage their demons, weaknesses, values etc.


  1. I figure this stuff out before I write the first draft. Usually before I even outline the book. ;)

  2. I so identify with that revision angst! Hmm... character by character could be interesting. I'll check it out, thanks for the link!

  3. I always figure out my character arc out first. I need to know that before I can even start!

  4. I just read a post recently on character arc and the person who wrote it said to write the story based on your main character, don't worry so much about the plot during the first draft. As I read it, their points about why made so much sense!


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