April 6th, 2012

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Feature - Writing Tips: Revising for Stronger POV and Narrative

With examples from The Hunger Games, Stargate: SG-1, and Harry Potter.

The narration is (arguably) the most important part of a story. The plot, the characters, and the setting are all important, of course, but the narrative is how you execute those elements, tie them together, and craft your story. So, how do you make your narrative as strong as it can be? The key to that is in revision, in knowing and making deliberate revisions to bring the reader closer to the action at certain moments and to make the story come alive.

Keeping in mind that different people have different writing styles, here are some things to consider while revising to strengthen your narrative.

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