Sunday, October 09, 2016

Blog Tour Stop: Fixing Fatal Flaws in a Half-Finished Manuscript

Hi gang!

Today's stop on the Better Fiction Blog Tour discusses Fixing Fatal Flaws in a Half-Finished Manuscript at Anne Allen's blog (with another chance to enter to win a ten-page critique). Come on over and say hello!

NOTE: Link has been fixed. Sorry about that.

In case you missed them, here are the other stops so far on the tour:

August Tour
Where to Find Ideas at Query Tracker
The Benefits of Story Structure at Writability
Stuck on Your Novel? Start With the Ending at Jami Gold's blog
Using Internal Conflict to Create Plot at Writers in the Storm
Is Your Novel Character or Plot Driven? at Lynn Coulter's blog 
Finding the Balance Between Hooking Readers and Setting up the Story at Romance University
5 Common Plotting Mistakes to Avoid When You're Writing a Novel at The Write Life 
5 Reasons Your Plot Stalled at Jody Hedlund's blog
Discovering Your Novel's Hook at Publishing Crawl

September Tour
How to Cut Words From a Too-Long Manuscript at Now Novel 
How to Stay Organized During a Revision at Writers Helping Writers
Is Your Story Structure Working at Query Tracker
How to Balance Your Backstory at Jami Gold's blog
Different Types of Revisions at Middle Grade Mafia
How to Create an Editorial Map at Marcy Kennedy's blog
Keep Your Readers Hooked by Dropping the Right Clues at Mystery Writing is Murder
Are You Making These 3 Common Revision Mistakes? at Live Write Thrive
How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo: Your 4-Week Success Plan at The Write Life
5 Reasons Planning for NaNoWriMo Can Help You Hit Your 50,000-Word Goal at Write Now! Coach
5 Reasons Your Revision Isn't Working at Writers in the Storm

October Tour
A Ten-Step Guide to Plotting a Practice Novel at Writer Unboxed
Stop Explaining Your Story (And Start Showing It) at Query Tracker
4 Tips for Preventing Flat Descriptions at Jami Gold's blog
5 Ways to Plot Your Novel at Jennifer Blanchard's blog
Why I Use Adverbs as Placeholder Words at Writability
Fixing Fatal Flaws in a Half-Finished Manuscript 


  1. Hi there! Looks like the Fatal Flaws link is broken.

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    2. I was really looking forward to reading thsy one too.

  2. I managed to read the post on Anne Allen's blog. My comment is this:

    Sometimes the lack of stakes are mine. That is, the publishing 'game'feels as if it's completely out of my reach. There are times I 'lose the plot' and the will to finish another novel that will sit on a dusty shelf in the corner of the jungle. It can take the fun out of finishing a long complicated story. I'm flagging with novel number nine.

    1. Ooo that can be rough. It's hard sometimes to write when we worry about the end game and whether or not something will sell. It's easy to say "just write the stories that you feel passionate about but it's much harder to actually stick with it when you're frustrated.

      But, we never know what will hit, and that dusty shelf novel could be your big breakout novel :)

  3. I fixed the link, sorry about that everyone. :)