Create Your New Master List

This brings me to my last point which is: record all your ideas somewhere! In a notebook, in a scratch document on your computer, in a digital recorder—whatever works best for your brain, keep track of all the ideas you come up with as potential fixes for your broken story.

Then, once you have all those ideas, you can use them to create a new Master List. Basically, you will go through every problem on your List of Problems, write out a solution that will fix the problem…

And at the end, you will have a Master List of Solutions that we will refer to in the next lesson.

As mentioned before, this might be your hardest lesson…or it might be your easiest. Neither way is “more virtuous” nor “more correct.”

It’s just a matter of how your brain is wired.

Now let’s move on and get organized to actually revise!