Top Ten Objectives in Revision

After I’ve filled the pages with the first draft which might look like a tornado’s aftermath, I start revising. It’s the move from right-brain creating to left-brain imposing some order to make the story readable. Here are some of the most popular revision objectives. Do you have any more?

  1. Fix Grammar
  2. Invoke Senses
  3. Build Scene through Character
  4. Add to Story Details
  5. Use Action Verbs
  6. Add More Epiphany
  7. Turn up Tension
  8. Put Scenes in Best Place
  9. Increase Conflict
  10. Cut the Irrelevant
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