Ensure clear point of view transitions

We’re down to the last two items in the POV section of the Elements of Fiction Editing Checklist. ☐ If using deep POV, the narrative and interior monologue reflect the personality of the POV character(s) This goes back to avoiding generic narrator voice. The narrative in a deep POV novel …

Beware analysis paralysis when editing

When you look at it all at once, the Elements of Fiction Editing Checklist can be daunting. And as writers, we tend to waver between thinking we’re literary geniuses and thinking we’re hack poseurs no one will ever take seriously. The danger in self-editing is that you fall too severely on …

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