Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
Grr. Tuesday snuck up on me this week. Time to be held accountable. 1. I showed up to be critiqued at my writer’s group on Sunday. Took lots of notes on a short story that I’m going to send to Hayden’s Ferry Review for… Continue Reading “Augh! Tuesday Again!: A Tuesday Post of Accountability”
Happy Tuesday, writerly folk! Tuesdays are accountability day here at Place for the Stolen…so time to see what we accomplished writing-wise this past week: 1. Okay, so I know last week I said to hold me accountable for the End-of-April rough draft plan. I’m… Continue Reading “Revising the Plan: A Tuesday Post of Accountability”
I’m always hesitant when it comes to a Dramatis Personae list anywhere in a book. What it means to me is this: there are too many characters to handle. It means there are too many threads to follow through to a full conclusion. It… Continue Reading “Giving Characters Their Arc”
“I love tremendous and sonorous words. But his words are too hearty to be true. Yet he is by this time convinced of their truth.” ~V.W. The Waves; the character of Bernard describing the Headmaster and his speeches Have you ever found yourself, whether… Continue Reading “Believing the "Truth" of Your Own Words: The Enemy of Revision”
All right, dammit: New Plan. Didn’t get all of the revisions done–forgot to factor in the fact that you actually have to do some new writing when you revise. Banged through a few chapters okay, but had to change stuff I wasn’t expecting, who… Continue Reading “”
Last night was Ali’s big thesis critique, and judging from her blog I think she thinks it didn’t go so well. So I think that maybe I didn’t get something across that I meant to. She put a lot of work into those revisions–the… Continue Reading “Revision…it’s the pits”