Editing: How to turn your manuscript mistakes into opportunities for awesome

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You’ve all been there. Late at night, at your desk, final check of your latest Work In Progress. You’re pretty happy. Close to hitting that big green metaphorical button that says GO FOR IT!

Then something makes you frown.

There’s a mistake… <head meets desk>

Happened to me last week. My kick-ass group of teens were driving across South America, hell-bent on getting evacuated the heck out of there because, you know, stuff was going down. But then I re-did my calculations and realised their car was going to run out of fuel 300 km before the town they actually refuel at. Ouch.

I was facing a plot crisis.

Solution? Brainstorm what to do, and reject all your initial ‘ordinary’ options

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