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The plot to a story that I'm trying to work on
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Yes, but I think it goes a little further than that. I think you can do a lot more to paint the scene. For example, think about the scene and what you want your readers to feel. How do want me to feel in that library in the beginning? Remember, I don't know anything about this setting at this point. What type of library is this? Is it a pristine library with white marble columns and a vast trove of books all neatly aligned, or is it a dark, dusty library, lit by candles, with piles of books lining the floors. Remember, that setting is great at establishing tone.

Then keep going. What does Maiandra look like while reading? What do the two characters say to each other? How does the school feel? How do you distinguish Kieran and Dom?

Think about the details of every sentence and whether or not that sentence was the best way you could establish what you are trying to say. Also, think about the things that you--the omnipotent writer--feel when you are reading through your work and whether or not you have accurately transcribed those emotions onto your page. The author has the world in their head, so sometimes they allow that world to leak into their imagination while reading, which adds certain feelings to the work that aren't inherent to it.


True but this is just a rough draft which I failed to mention. So, I will try to do better and put the story in third person.
Ugh! Just thinking about it makes me want to cry. Oh well, no matter.




Yeah, it's just something to keep in mind.

And remember, editing is just as important, if not more important, than your first draft. Don't worry about it too much for now, but make sure that you go through all the steps of writing and not just the first draft!
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sundin13 wrote:

Yeah, it's just something to keep in mind.

And remember, editing is just as important, if not more important, than your first draft. Don't worry about it too much for now, but make sure that you go through all the steps of writing and not just the first draft!



I'm going, to be honest with you. I SUCK at editing because for some terribly sad reason my grammar isn't too great. I know I have to edit but I sometimes don't know where to begin.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


sundin13 wrote:

Yeah, it's just something to keep in mind.

And remember, editing is just as important, if not more important, than your first draft. Don't worry about it too much for now, but make sure that you go through all the steps of writing and not just the first draft!



I'm going, to be honest with you. I SUCK at editing because for some terribly sad reason my grammar isn't too great. I know I have to edit but I sometimes don't know where to begin.


Editing isn't just about fixing small grammar mistakes, it is about rewriting bits that could be better. To begin, just start looking for things you can improve. I think I've given you a few hints, but it is up to you to rewrite it when you get there.
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sundin13 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


sundin13 wrote:

Yeah, it's just something to keep in mind.

And remember, editing is just as important, if not more important, than your first draft. Don't worry about it too much for now, but make sure that you go through all the steps of writing and not just the first draft!



I'm going, to be honest with you. I SUCK at editing because for some terribly sad reason my grammar isn't too great. I know I have to edit but I sometimes don't know where to begin.


Editing isn't just about fixing small grammar mistakes, it is about rewriting bits that could be better. To begin, just start looking for things you can improve. I think I've given you a few hints, but it is up to you to rewrite it when you get there.


Thank you so much once again.You've been very helpful.
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Posted 1/21/18 , edited 1/21/18

qualeshia3 wrote:


sundin13 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


sundin13 wrote:

Yeah, it's just something to keep in mind.

And remember, editing is just as important, if not more important, than your first draft. Don't worry about it too much for now, but make sure that you go through all the steps of writing and not just the first draft!



I'm going, to be honest with you. I SUCK at editing because for some terribly sad reason my grammar isn't too great. I know I have to edit but I sometimes don't know where to begin.


Editing isn't just about fixing small grammar mistakes, it is about rewriting bits that could be better. To begin, just start looking for things you can improve. I think I've given you a few hints, but it is up to you to rewrite it when you get there.


Thank you so much once again.You've been very helpful.


No problem! I love writing critique stuff. Gets me in the mood to write
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No problem! I love writing critique stuff. Gets me in the mood to write :D


That's good to know.
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