Monday, September 19, 2016

5 Questions to Ask Your Manuscript

So I reached THE END on my first draft! Woohooo!

Before I set it aside for a few weeks, I will spend some time while it is fresh and raw and I'm still engaged to ask the manuscript the following questions:

1. What does the protagonist want most?

2. What's at stake for the protagonist?

3. What obstacles hinder (or define) the protagonist along the way?

4. What hidden key or gift turned things around?

5. At end of book, what do you want reader to feel?

The answers to these questions will serve as a guide and focus when I start revisions.

Happy writing!


  1. So curious about this new manuscript! And so glad you reached your goal - THE END of the first draft. Congrats!

  2. Thank you for these questions, Irene.

  3. Thank you for these questions, Irene.


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