I’m currently in the throes of rough draft ecstasy/despair for my own adventure novel, but when it’s time to revise, I’ll analyze each scene for believability starting with this list of questions.
- Why did the character do that?
- Is this reason plausible?
- What does the character have to gain? To lose?
- Is the behavior consistent with the personality I’ve established?
- Has something happened to change the character’s behavior or personality?
- Is that change believable?