- Are the characters generating the responses and reactions you originally envisaged when outlining/writing the firsr draft? If not, have the characters developed and become stronger? (That can only be a good thing!).
- Are any of your characters' actions/words open to misinterpretation?
- Is the government of your world accountable to the people and, if so, how? The answer to this will dictate a lot as to how your characters act and react.
- Is there a free press? Can your characters use it to get their viewpoint across?
- On reading through, does the story have the punch it needs or a good twist? Is it too predictable?
Following on from yesterday's post, other important questions to ask yourself regarding your story/novel, would, for me, include:-
I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.