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A Novel Idea

Is it time to blow up and rebuild your novel?

by Chris Robley, BookBaby

This post originally appeared on the BookBaby blog. Reprinted with permission.

 

When your book stalls or you’ve written yourself into a corner, maybe it’s time to do something radical to shake things up.

You’re stuck. Something about your book just isn’t working, but you’re not quite sure what it is. Time for drastic measures. Yes, you could tinker away at the sentence level or rearrange a few chapters here and there — but why not GO EXTREME!? At this point you’ve got nothing to lose. You can always return to your original stinker of a draft if these attempts at radical revision fail,

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