Sunday, 23 January 2011

T is for Timeline

I am currently reviewing my novel to ensure that my timeline works. I need to be certain that my characters are in the correct place at the exact time, as I would hate to slip up and say something in one chapter that is then undone or contradicted in another section.

I have found dating the chapters on my draft copies helps me to focus on when events occur but these might be removed before I get to a publisher, once I am certain and clear that my plot flows. I could have done this as part of my original brain storm and plot development but that initial draft was a very simple document and my story has developed along organic lines as my characters have grown.

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