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My 90-pound paperweight

The new book is off to the copy editor, but I'm still fussing with the flow.

So what I like to do is print out the entire manuscript with different colors representing the varying point-of-view characters, then arrange the whole thing, chapter-by-chapter.

It helps to visualize where I might be going a tad long with one narrative, and need to break things up. There's a directionality to the story, but finding the rhythm in how to tell it is equally important. (Phrase of the day: Order of Exposition).

And of course, Asia, my behemoth of a golden retriever likes to lend her editorial input.

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