- If it is not central to the plot, do not include it.
- If you must include it, change the plot.
- Every chapter is its own story.
- Tight, clean book. (There will be foul language as it is about Luther, peasants, and mercenaries. Clean here means clutter free.)
- Keep the goals of the book ever in mind.
- Do not explain. Rather, let the characters live the story. If you must explain, let the characters do it for you.