The writing process seems never-ending, and once again I’m at the stage of polishing my manuscript, this time allowing the characters to come alive in more vivid ways than before.
A writer often has to experiment with the points raised in a professional critique. Incorporating all the ideas on a page by page basis raises the possibility of damaging the overall story and knocking the structure off-balance. Yet, the writer has to implement some of the advice – otherwise why pay for the advice?
With my novel, I think, the solution lies in allowing some sections of the writing to develop even further without the changes causing a knock on effect with the structure – in particular, concentrating on natural type dialogue that helps the reader better identify with the characters in question. Also, cutting superfluous phrases or sentences – i.e. redundancies – will tighten up a manuscript.
Just a few of my thoughts.