Illustration by Daan Botlek
...and what to leave out. Or, rather, what bits are worth spending your time on, and what bits aren't. Now, before you read any further, know that THIS IS WHAT WORKS FOR ME. That doesn't mean that it will work for you. So don't come to my house with pitchforks and torches demanding I return your wasted time and recompense your other emotional damages. You won't get shit. And maybe I will spray you with vodka from my window. Or something. Anyway. Since you asked, here you go. (Proceed at your own risk. I warned you.)
THE THINGS TO WORK ON IN THE FIRST DRAFT:
1. The order of things.
2. The internal thoughts.
3. The backstories.
THE THINGS TO LEAVE OUT (OR BARELY TOUCH):
3. Any kind of sense.
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