marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

back and forth

Revision needs to take in the whole story. Beginning to end. And needs to be fairly quick.

Otherwise you forget that in a throw-away moment near the beginning, a bit character claimed that the heroine might see magic cause a horrible effect on someone. And at the end, that's just about what happened to a villain.

Nice closure IF you manage to connect the events.

And there's info-dumping knowledge twice, or getting two subtly conflicting accounts, or --

There's a lot of stuff where you need to see the big picture.
Tags: beginnings, endings, exposition, foreshadowing, story structure
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