4. Change the tense or POV

Who’s talking? What are we told? And how? Sometimes something as simple (in theory) as changing the tense or POV can introduce a whole new tone to your writing.

The hard part of this, of course, is in the execution. Now that the narrative has been scripted out, you’ll have to go back through and tediously change the sentences, the observations, and the feelings on every page of your book to make them fit the shift.

  1. Those are just four ideas for radical revision. Have you employed any drastic measures to save your prose? Let us know in the comments below.

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