Writing and Whatnot has been quiet for a while. I have, in fact, shattered one of the cardinal rules of blogging: add new content!
Well, we’ll all deal, right?
So what have I been doing? Regrouping and digesting Brett’s (my Editor) comments and recommendations.
First there was despair over how much there was to change. Then there was brief period of “Frak it, I’ll write something else,” followed by, “I’m not giving up on this,” and finally, “How in the hell am I going to make it work?”
Now I’m heads down, writing my ass off.
Character. Point of view. That’s what I’m working on.
And I think I finally figured something out.
A writer, needs to immerse themselves in the moment, not just of the scene, but of the character, and their perception of the reality unfolding around them. The trick is to precisely, and concisely convey that moment with words that evoke both emotion and empathy.
That’s what people mean by show don’t tell.
Enough blogging. Back to work. Heads down.