Sunday, 29 August 2010

Own Goal

I've finished the third draft of Own Goal. Now one draft to go before I deliver it on Friday...

This last draft before delivery to Puffin is one I really enjoy. I read the whole book aloud in 10 page chunks over two days. It helps me weed out some of my bad writing. If I read it aloud I spot things I just don't see if I read it silently.

Such as repetition of words close to each other, sentecnes that don't flow so well and using real people's names.

One big change in between draft two and three is Danny's fate. I had to decide between keeping him alive - or not...

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