Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The same type of editing works for writing. Less background detail (i.e. info dumping), close up detail (character's flaws, etc) and focus (insights, hints, foreshadowing).
I had the good luck to attend ANWA's (American Night Writer's Association) Time Out For Writers Conference in February 2015. And lucky enough to go to Phoenix where it was 70 while back home it was 30. I even got a light tan line.
But I digress...
There were many classes I really enjoyed, but the one from Lisa Magnum's stuck with me so I want to share it with you. I really needed a new way of editing and this helped tremendously.
I opened a new document and went through each chapter for step #1. It was eye-opening and very informative. Here, let me show you part of what I did:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
And if that doesn't help, here's a picture of a furry cat to give you a smile and help you forget your woes for a few moments.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
1. Cats are content to be left alone.
2. They don't eat all their food at once.
3. They purr.
4. Cats like to snuggle.
5. No. Drama.
6. Our cats catch mice and snakes and small dogs.
7. They don't leave little "surprises" everywhere.
8. They eat insects.
9. Cats are sneaky.
10. They are quiet animals.
Have you ever done the assignment where you have to write ten positive things about yourself? Why is that so hard? Could you write ten positive things about your writing? I bet you could!
Here's a writing prompt for you:
Write a letter to your perfect agent telling him/her how wonderful you are.
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