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Rituals Used for Editing: A Query

One of the rituals I perform when I set to editing: discovering a tool. At the end of each book I take a break from the work, and begin a search for a new tool. Doesn’t have to be spectacular or even shiny. Just something new to learn, work with, and then utilize with my first draft edit. 

Each tool has a lesson behind it; an ideal of what a story needs. The germ and philosophy and desire behind the tool’s creation. Each tool has a point of view on story writing, a new way to look at the words and sentences. Some tools address whole scenes. Some work down at the syllable level. All of them are different than the way I’m doing it naturally.

GTP and ME and Chess

You: Give me an annotation of the following game, noting and highlighting tactics, positioning, shifts in momentum and their causes, as we...