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Post  MistyBlue on Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:00 am

Backstory!

The first chapter in my historical novel (which I wrote about a year ago) is mostly back story is this REALLY not a good idea? I am afraid that if I try to re-write the entire chapter it will make it worse - change the tone - stick out from the rest of the novel etc. How does one overcome a sticky decision like that?

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Post  Martin on Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:23 pm

Hard one misty, but if it was me, I'd probably re-write it, keeping a copy of the old draft just in case it doesn't work out, and get some opinions on which one comes across better. Thats about all you can do really, but don't sweat the small stuff!
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Post  SammyR on Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:09 am

I have read that its is harder to edit the book than to write it, because once its already written its harder to be objecteive about what needs to be improved/changed especially if you only are relying on your own opinion. I agree with Martin tho, if you don't give it a bash and re-write or change it you won't ever know if it could have been improved or not maybe?
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Re: Exposition!

Post  Martin on Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:15 am

How did you get on misty?
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Re: Exposition!

Post  MistyBlue on Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:16 pm

Martin wrote:How did you get on misty?

I think I will re-write the first chapter but only after taking it to my writers group and seeing what the overall opinion is first.

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