I am sorry about not posting anything new lately, but I have been away on vacation…risking life and limb bicyling downhill in Virginia and doing some kayaking. Anyway, I am more or less back now.
To continue the revision process, I wanted to bring up some things to consider when looking at the characters in your fictional work. I have an article which runs through a quick checklist of what to look for in thinking about your characters. The key thing is to make sure they (including the villain) appear believable.
As always, I have added the article on EDITING: Characters to the Writing Tips on this blog and to the Writing Tools on my website.