Great points for writing any kind of books.
There are so many forms and levels of continuity. A large part of editing–not the whole, certainly, but a large chunk–involves keeping track of and maintaining, or improving, continuity. You could dedicate an editing pass or two JUST to continuity issues. And that’s what I want to discuss today: continuity issues.
What are the major things we authors can look out for as we edit a draft for continuity?
CHARACTER CONTINUITY: PHYSICAL TRAITS
Personality cohesiveness–asking yourself, “would this character, believably, say or do these things?”–is a different issue. I am talking more basic, surface-level things here.
- Does a character’s eye color change from scene to scene?
- Does a character, mid-scene, shift from…
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