The Parts of Your Novel that Need to be Cut

Get out those scissors fellow writers

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Don’t Over-Share

When planning your book, especially after you’ve written the first draft, you’ll have collected a lot of information on all of your characters.

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No Expository Dialogue

“You’re only saying this because of that time our mutual father held us both underwater! It was your fault then for burning the toast, and it’s your fault now!”

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Don’t Rush Information

The first act is your chance to build a world and teach us about the characters that star in your story. However, there’s no rush to inform us about everything right away.

Wrapping it Up

Remember that a novel is a really long endeavour, and it’s difficult to hold the attention of the reader the entire time if the excitement isn’t well paced and properly developed.

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