Friday, March 13, 2009
Fixing Story Holes
This last week I was getting really worried about a few holes in my story. I wasn't able to smooth them out. In the end, what I did was write down a summary of the story like I was telling it to a friend. I know this sounds basic. I had done outlines, chapter by chapter overviews, summaries of what I had in the story, and other exercises as ways to fix what was missing from the plot lines without much success. For whatever reason, this recounting of the story, as if to a friend, made a world of difference for me. I was able to resolve what wasn't working. Apparently, this procedure works along with the way my brain processes. If your mind works like mine (I'm so sorry. We'll have to mourn together sometime over it.), this might help you, so I thought I'd share.