In this episode, Leslie and Clark critique the opening pages of Ceanmohrlass’s Me and My Bacon, a published YA novel. They discuss the passage of time, setting as it relates to the characters, and the characteristic moment.
Editorial Mission - It's About Time!
Think about the different aspects of time in your story. Consider the setting: the year, time of year, time of day in which your story is set. Is this clear to the reader at the outset? How could you make it more evident without telling? What details could you use? How much time passes over the course of your story? Within individual scenes? Have you conveyed this through your view point character? Track it on a calendar to be sure it all makes sense.
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