Editing Worksheet pt.3   Leave a comment


Plot/Structure

  •   Story goals are obvious to the reader.
  •   Everything happens for a reason (motivation; no coincidence).
  •   There are strong emotions in the story.
  •   There is constantly building tension throughout the story. Are the obstacles for my characters getting bigger and bigger?
  •   Is the stakes for your characters high?
  •   There is time pressure in the story.
  •   Is the growth of my main character tied into the story’s theme?
  •   Do I have a lot of surprises and twists in the story?
  •   Surprises and twists are staggered throughout the story.
  •   My story has a low point for the main character when he thinks all is lost.
  •   My story has a killer climax which keeps the readers on the edge of their seats.
  •   Set up and pay off are used to advantage.
  •   My subplots affect my main story.
  •   Are the events in the story unexpected but believable?
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Posted August 10, 2012 by Elizabeth Huff in General Writing

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