My latest novel, The Terminarch Plot, is probably my most ambitious work yet. I spent at least 6 months designing the backstory and various otherworldly settings where the series would take place.
However, once the first novel was complete and off to the beta-readers, I was informed right away that there were several plot holes that had unfortunately been overlooked. I had to remedy the situation immediately.
I discovered that there is a very practical three step method for finding plot holes and patching them:
- Good Beta Readers – When you choose a beta reader, they need to be someone who is not really a close friend or relative, someone who is an avid reader, and someone who thinks on a logical level of Mr. Spock from Star Trek. They are someone who actively looks for plot paths in your novel and follows every thread. These people are not hard…
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