- Cutting Pages.
- Page one rewrites.
- Starting your story with the third act instead of the first act.
Don't be afraid of starting over.
It can be gut wrenching to get rid of entire acts or characters. Or to completely start over. But this is what makes it fun, this is what makes it a challenge. This is what makes it rewarding when you finally type FADE OUT. Remember, it's your world, you can do whatever you want to it. Have your characters say or do whatever you want. Have them go places that you can only dream about.
As writers, you must remember that once something has been written, once you've written something, it's never set in stone. It can always be changed, scenes can be removed, new scenes can be added. The story can be changed from one character's viewpoint to another's perspective.
- Dialogue can be changed.
- Characters can be combined.
- Settings changed.
- Endings made different.
- Never be afraid of rewrites.
- Never be afraid of starting over.
Never be afraid of rewriting your world to make it better.
Writing is rewriting.
Get those ideas down on the page.
Get that first draft written.
Because the hard work and fun starts in the rewriting.
Never be afraid of changing things.
It's your world.
You're in charge.
Just some random ramblings for the day.
Keep on writing.