A Restructure

Posted: December 21, 2008 in writing update
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So far I’m about 12,000 words and three chapters (plus a prologue) into the rewrite of the synopsis and I have decided to do a restructure of the plot to date.

Seems a bit abrupt given how early I am into it, but on looking at what had been written to date, it didn’t quite seem to work in the order it was written in.

It started off with a battle – nothing wrong in and of itself – except in this case it seemed to be in the wrong spot.

So I am starting off by scrapping the prologue and folding it into the new Chapter One. The old chapter one will have a part in the new chapter one, but will mostly be in two and three. The old chapter two will mostly be the new chapter one, with part in the new chapter two, while the old chapter three will remain mostly in chapter three.

It will need a bit of editing to get right, but I feel it will flow much better when done.

  1. J.C says:

    Beginnings are so important – I think a lot of writers start stories off in the not quite right place. Probably easier to make the change now than it is later on I reckon 😉

  2. qorvus says:

    Looking at it, it’ll take a bit more of an edit to mesh together again properly – not just a simple cut and paste. But as you said, at least it was done early on and not later when I was 50,000 words in…

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