This tutorial is part 5 of a 5 part series in which, at the author’s request, we go through the process of converting a first-person present tense piece to third person past tense and then move on to line editing.
In part 4 (TSS Episode 145) We began the line editing process but due to time constraints were only able to complete half. This episode picks back up where we left off and finishes out the line editing. We learn:
- How to rewrite to keep key concepts close together for impact.
- How to organize information within a paragraph to eliminate unnecessary words.
- Where extra information needs to get added to allow the story flow to make sense.
- How small textural details and characterization can create instant depth that will draw the reader in.
- How and where to include those types of details.
- How to avoid a character inadvertently coming across as cold or selfish with humanizing touches.
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