It’s easy to get lost in all the bits of your story. A way to focus? Short summaries:
“So here’s the challenge – write a short summary of your novel. You’re only allowed fifty words…What’s the point of this, you may ask? Two things. One, it allows you to condense your novel and really see the bare bones of the story. You only get the really important details. The bare minimum to tell people. Two, it allows you to recognize problems with your novel if you CAN’T summarize it that short. If fifty words isn’t enough, you may have too much going on.”
Such a great idea! Rachel includes some tips on how to form your summaries and some examples to get you started, so make sure to check out the full post.
Going to try this one on my current projects.