Thursday, August 25, 2011

Editing Furiously!

Working like crazy to get Moonshine ready to publish by the end of this fall. Dilemmas: leave in POV of villain or not? Instinct says to remove and somehow work the info into the heroine's experience, but this is a challenge! Reading Sol STein's How to Write the Breakout Novel (for the 100th time!) - he points out that modern readers are more and more interested in the ongoing stream of consciousness of characters, the individual emotional and mental experience. Exposition is  more or less out unless you're a literary genius... Do I give the hero more scenes of his own? Original version contained little of his POV but the more I've added, the more interesting I've found him, so this might be an easier problem to solve.
Anyone have any wisdom to impart?

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