Monday, October 13, 2014

Fleshing it Out

I'm over at From The Write Angle today talking about some tips for fleshing out an overly lean manuscript.

This is a new area for me as I used to be an over-writer but once I trimmed this draft, I was 15k short of my goal! The story is stronger, but not where it needs to be. Not yet.

Hope you'll pop on over and join the discussion - I need all the help I can get!

22 comments:

  1. Did you start outlining? That's what happened to me when I outlined...I started writing super-short.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  2. Looking forward to checking it out, Jemi!

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  3. I'm one of those lean writers...need to pop over and check out your post later!

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  4. Thanks everyone!! It's been an experience :)

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  5. I'm definitely an over writer. Best wishes with fleshing out your manuscript.

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  6. As a definite under-writer, I need to check this out. Heading over there now... :)

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  7. This does sound like an interesting topic. I'll be popping over! :)

    ~Jess

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  8. I'm headed over to check it out. There is such a fine balance, and I'm kind of a minimalist, so I'm always looking for ways to trim, but I do find my novels double in length on the second draft.

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  9. Thanks everyone! That balance is indeed tough :)

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  10. I went. I read. I commented. *grin*

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  11. I was such an over-writer! Hard habit to break. I have gotten much more ruthless. Killed many darlings.

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  12. Leslie - me too! I still prefer to trim than add!

    Thanks Wendy :)

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