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Monday, October 10, 2011

Upward and Onward

Lately I've been feeling stuck. Well, more like this...
The voices in my head compete with my real life responsibilities. On top of that, as I learn more about the craft of writing, my sense of story competes with the "right way" to write. It makes me want to bang my head against the desk repeatedly.

Do you ever feel like that?

Luckily, I attended a great online conference last week. Although it contributed to the above feeling, it also gave me tools to make things better. I want to share some of them with you this week. Because of copyright issues, my summaries won't be nearly as awesome as the conference, but hopefully it will spark some great ideas for you.

The goal? To take our writing level upward and onward!

Topics I'd like to cover this week:
  • Creating a reference resource for your story (An encyclopedia of sorts to help you keep every thing in order.)
  • Using all of our senses to enrich the story
  • Common questions an agent might ask during a pitch session
What other topics are you dying to learn more about? Tell us now so we can research and bring you the info you crave.


Tara Tyler said...

Sounds great! Can't wait!
(the poet in me, ha ha)

Angela Brown said...

Very enlightening stuff there.

I'm not sure if these are items that will fit, but that darned "show, don't tell" is a bogger for me.
I do pretty decent without a too terrible infodump in my stories but it still happens so it would be cool to know of better ways to address that backstory stuff. Also, the first paragraph of the novel, is it the hook... are they different or one and the same.

Whatever you can share, it will be enjoyed.

Thank you.

Charity Bradford said...

:) Didn't you go to the Muse Con Tara?

Angela, great topics! We'll add these to our list of future posts and get to them as quickly as we can. Thanks for speaking up.

mshatch said...

great idea - I'm all for improving my game :)

Ciara said...

These are great topics. I look forward to it.