Comment to 'Old novels and other unpublished work'
  • I think the secret may be deciding first of all what story it is you wanted to tell - your elevator pitch should help there - and having decided what the main theme of the story is what characters are essential to the telling of that story.  Sometimes it's what I cut out which I find is the most revelatory, and it must be said that some characters have a life of their own and won't be cut so sometimes I just go with them instead of the original 

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