Rending a story.
Image via Jami Attenberg.
Have you ever written a story, then rent the guts out of it? If not, perhaps you should. Maybe you have a story that seems complete and finished... but just doesn't stand quite right. Perhaps the main characters aren't who they should be. Could be that the non-human animals in the story haven't had their say. Or perhaps your story isn't set in the past, and rather it's happening now. Or in the future. Feel the compulsion now? Good. Give it a go. Rip the guts out.