There is an art to great storytelling. The exact same story told in two different ways can feel so different and be either satisfying or unsatisfying. If you’re unsure if your story has what it takes, take a look at the points below and see how you measure up. Getting your story right is not rocket science. Make sure you’ve covering the following items and you’ll be good to go.
I finished my latest novel in March at just short of 80k words. Hurrah! But since then editing my novel has been a source of mental pain and great resistance. I have really struggled with it. I’m not sure why this is, because I was looking forward to editing when I was forcing myself to finish the last few chapters. But now I’m able to edit, it is the LAST thing I seem to want to do. In fact, I will clean the bathroom, read a boring book or even take a nap before I can bring myself to open … Read more