One Simple and Incredibly Painful Way to Fix Your Novel Draft

I stumbled upon this article on i09’s web site, of all places. i09 is a great source for all things geek, and while I was gently surprised to find this article here, I really shouldn’t be surprised. Part of being a geek, something I’m proud of being, is the channeling of the creative spirit. Some of the best writing I’ve encountered lately come from authors who are either full-fledged geeks or closeted geeks.

So without further ado…

One Simple and Incredibly Painful Way to Fix Your Novel Draft

First, the painful: yes, it’s an incredibly painful recommendation. Almost akin to removing an entire engine block apart just to make your ’67 Plymouth Barracuda hum just a little more sweeter. Painful, but perhaps necessary.

The simple part is what I find intriguing, because it seems so obvious, yet it’s something I would have never thought of doing. Hmm…

Considering that I already know my first draft is a dog with fleas, but a loyal, happy dog nonetheless, I’m already prepping myself for the inevitable revisions. This particularly eye-opening piece of advice will likely be a technique I will borrow.

There are also some other writing advice columns you can glean from i09’s website.

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