When editing a story, here are some more helpful questions you can ask yourself:
- Is this what you meant to say? Sure?
- Is this the best possible way you could have said it?
- Would this event really happen this way? Could it?
- Are you sure this character would say that?
- Is this idea/scene/chapter/line in the right place? Would it be better somewhere else? Or maybe nowhere at all?
- Is there something missing? More details or background information?
- Are you engaging your reader?
- Are the events happening in the right order? Are significant events given enough weight?
- Does it read too slow, or too fast?
- And does the writing convey the right tone for your story? Does it create the mood you hoped for?
Sources and more information available at:
FutureLearn. Page from start writing fiction – the open university. Available at: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/start-writing-fiction/5/steps/55986 (Accessed: 6 February 2016).