Friday, July 11, 2008

What to Call Those Revision-Induced Problems

Adding or subtracting a subplot or character can have far-reaching effects on other parts of the manuscript. My friend, April Jo Young, calls this the ripple effect. Isn't that lovely? I usually refer to these revision-induced problems as fallout. My husband calls them collateral damage.

Chapter 23 of my WIP makes me feel like I'm wading through a shrapnel field.


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