• Mini Rants,  Writing World

    O is for Overthinking

    This public service announcement is brought to you in honor of the A to Z blogging challenge. ^_^ walks into room. coughs into sleeve STOP You are not doing yourself any favors by thinking things to death. This happens a lot in the writing world. You’re going about your business, and all of a sudden you think, “I wonder if it’s okay for my main character to do this. Are people still going to like her after this? Is she being weak right now? Is it okay for him to save her? I don’t want people to think that I think girls are weak and can’t save themselves.” You know…

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    R is for Rewrite

    I used to think doing an overhaul and rewriting were the same things. They are not. I can’t be the only one who doesn’t know these fancy things, so today I’m going to define the both of them and go into a few reasons why you might want to go with one over the other. A rewrite is when you rewrite something. (Ha, ha!) Seriously, though, it’s a rewrite. It’s basically the same story, but you rewrite all or part of it from scratch to make it better. Reasons to do a rewrite include: -icky prose -chunky dialogue -to change a scene or seventeen that’s not working -to add a…