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Tag Archives: voice
I take the last post back. At least somewhat. The implication — at least in my mind — is that the writer is the sole caretaker of this fictional “reality”. I’ve realized over the past couple of days that this … Continue reading
Why is it that we writers are always looking for absolutes? In the presence of a Published Author, we want – nay, demand – answers to questions like: “How many hours do you write a day?” “What kind of word … Continue reading
Had a huge breakthrough this morning. It’s hard to describe how the writing has been going. Generally, I’m happy with it, but the Voice does tend to change from scene to scene. I’m not doing it on purpose — I … Continue reading
As you can see on the right, I’m currently reading The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight about the “New Journalism” writers. It’s early reading still, but I’m enjoying it so far. I came across this quote from Norman Mailer in … Continue reading
Found myself lost in a double-entrendre this weekend. As I was rewriting, I literally got the feeling of “drafting”, i.e. being pulled along by the vehicle in front. So instead of banging out, say 1,500 words in an hour, I … Continue reading
So I thought I was finished with the first draft. Turns out the first draft wasn’t finished with me. I’ve been bombarded the last few days with ideas, most of them tidbits, but some of them momentous scenes. Which is … Continue reading
“What [feature writers] had in common was that they all regarded the newspaper as a motel you checked into overnight on the road to the final triumph. The idea was to get a job on a newspaper, keep body and … Continue reading
Sorry excuse for a word count today. Various reasons – lack of focus is certainly one of them. Also did a bit more “on-the-fly” research than normal, nailing down a few details about a couple of locations (yes, our heros are on the move again…)
That being said, there were some good breakthroughs. I came up with a second working title today. I really like it, but it might just miss the mark. Trying to be ironic, but it’s coming off as cheesy instead. (Happens to me all the time…) Of course, I’ll not decide on a title ’til the whole thing’s finished. Titles always come last in my book (pun definitely intended — also speaks to the cheesy in me, eh?) Continue reading
Nothing much to report. Got a good solid hour in, and wrote over 1,700 words. Developing some more tension between the two characters, and actively trying to separate their voices so they are a little more distinct… Continue reading