Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Step Two: The Add Ins

The next part of the revision process for me what identifying what parts of my story worked and what didn't. I needed to either rewrite entire chapters, or add in events around them to make them better. As most of you know, this is my third revision of this story and for that reason, this time around it was a little easier to do that. In total I have added three new chapters, one at the very beginning and two at the very end, as well as reworking the final chapter. With the ending as it was (and possibly as it is, it remains to be seen) I was in danger of working very close to the line of cliched romance. Not something I ideally want!

I was also going to put in another scene when Winston is at the Prisoner of War camp, in which he has numerous nightmares at home. I don't think I will be doing this, as in the scenes I already have there, I could possibly work in a nightmare to replace some dead weight.

But also I am assured that I have done enough in that regard (and I am eternally indebted to M.G. for his help over the last year and a half. I could not have done it without him.)

The next step I will be working on is the painstaking chapter by chapter revision process. Luckily, I was impatient during the last step and some of that is already done. YAY.


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