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Old 07-31-2014, 03:22 PM
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So basically, I'm rewriting a story and I would like some help. A few aspects I really like, but are a drag to the story. Should I get rid of them?

And if you would like help as well, or have some random tips, post!

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Old 07-31-2014, 03:24 PM
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Try writing different versions of the story, or plot. Read them over a few times, or give them to people and ask them which they like better?
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:26 PM
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I always heard that when you finish your novel, wait at least two to four weeks before editing/rewriting. c: If you mean complete rewriting, though, idek... I like Alice's ideas c: Also, try to play around with the character cast– maybe a secondary character would be a better protagonist, you need a different antagonist, ect. Experiment! c:
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:27 PM
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Sadly, my characters got no character development in the original, and the plot didn't exist. But I liked the concept and therefore your advice pieces so far are perfect, thanks!
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:28 PM
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I always heard that when you finish your novel, wait at least two to four weeks before editing/rewriting. c: If you mean complete rewriting, though, idek... I like Alice's ideas c: Also, try to play around with the character cast– maybe a secondary character would be a better protagonist, you need a different antagonist, ect. Experiment! c:
Ha, I wrote this a year ago.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:05 PM
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If you want, I can edit it for you. I can be a bit harsh, though, but I'm happy to do it.

It's good to get several different perspectives on your writing. That's the biggest suggestion I have.

If you do want me to edit it just send it to me on google drive at babblingbrooke2023@gmail.com.

Good luck!
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:37 AM
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The great thing about rewriting is you can add complexity to it as you go and recreate the plot c: You can add more action into it and have ideas that connect to each other . . . if that makes sense! I hope it does. Like you can have a character say or do something that effects future events and stuff. Adding all of that in can make any moment significant and more interesting to read.
Just don't rush yourself ^^
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:22 AM
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The great thing about rewriting is you can add complexity to it as you go and recreate the plot c: You can add more action into it and have ideas that connect to each other . . . if that makes sense! I hope it does. Like you can have a character say or do something that effects future events and stuff. Adding all of that in can make any moment significant and more interesting to read.
Just don't rush yourself ^^
I definitely agree with this c: Also– though this doesn't work for some writers– maybe try to plot it more in depth? This allows you to add more complexity, foreshadowing, etc., like what Calla said.
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