Once more, I’m approaching that critical halfway point in the revision of my first novel, a psychological thriller set in the countryside.   Many of the problematic sections have gone.  In their place, I’ve brought in different viewpoints and new story questions.   Cutting troublesome sections often enables writers to produce fresh material. 

I have found the novel writing software Storybook  extremely helpful in the planning and management of chapters and scenes.  The programme encourages people to think laterally, which is crucial for getting the structure right.  Storybook is open source, meaning people can download it for free.  

In all, I’m enjoying the revision process.


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