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Novel Editing: Part 1

steering wheel

With my sleeves rolled up and fingers at the keyboard, I’m taking a short break from editing to comment.

Started digging into chapter 5 (out of 40) in my novel, To Rise. Chapters are short, but each needs to contain one thing, and one thing only: character goal. This-this character goal seems challening.

But I discovered that it’s not. And you can, too.

I stared at my blood-red edited page of black letters, wondering how I could make my drab scene better.

A character goal must have motivation, conflict, and stamina.

Funny. I think I need to grab hold of those things, too!

Well, I’m off to take that steering wheel and turn it into something beautiful!