If you’ve finished your first novel or your first draft, and you’re wondering what to do now, I’ve outlined a 56 point checklist for self-publishers to get your book ready for print. This isn’t about grammar, but improving your ability to write an enjoyable, logical, and professional piece of fiction.
I break the checklist into 10 categories, including…
What’s your particular point of view?
Keeping everything in proportion.
The mechanics of your dialogue.
How does it sound?
Watch your reliance on Interior Monologue.
You’ve heard it a hundred times before - show, don’t tell
Spacing, sentence breaks, paragraphs, and more
Rhythm and Beats
What are you repeating?
Sophistication and articulation.