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On November 9, Dissecting Your Novel – Part 1 covered three aspects of editing your own work with a fresh look to tighten and brighten your novels. The elements I covered were: Motivation-reaction unit, cause/effect arrangement of sentences, and the plight of using adverbs. This post will continue with the last three elements:
- Placing the most important/emphatic in a sentence. Margie Lawson, Lawson Writer’s Academy http://www.margielawson.com/ and Strunk & White, The Elements of Style
- Use beats instead of tags. Browne and King, Self-editing For Fiction Writers
- Revise with scissors – Strunk & White, The Elements of Style
These elements will help your novel be the best it can be.