167: Reshaping Your Story Part 1

Reshaping Your Story Part 1

Start at the Beginning

September 20, 2019



Are you enjoying the podcast? Why not share it with a friend? Click here to tweet about it!


Click here to download the show notes with extra resources!


You’ve finished a draft (or several drafts) of a story you’re excited about. You set it aside to cool for several days, then reread it. While you’re still pleased with the story, you have to admit it needs more work—not just polishing, but re-engineering for better pace, suspense, and focus. If you’re like most writers, you may also find it’s run considerably over the word length you were aiming for, an important consideration if you’re planning to submit the story to editors. Today we're starting at the beginning to reshape your story.

Click here to download the show notes with extra resources!


October 8, 2019

I never would of thought about writing in a mathematical formula, find the equation, kind of problem solving as a way to find balance on the page. Nice concept.

Xea Clare Allen
October 3, 2019

Uthis is great

September 27, 2019

This is very good information... Thank you for the podcast.

Helen Ishmurzin
September 24, 2019

Great tips, thanks!! Looking forward to Part 2 already. And I'm doing very well, thank you :-D. How are you, Katie?

Add Comment

Sign up for our weekly tips & market leads. 

If you write for children, sign up for our ICL newsletter.

Writing for adults? Sign up for the IFW newsletter.