What do you do when the manuscripts have come back, your readers’ handwriting scrawled in the margins of perhaps 250 pages? What do you do next? CLICK HERE for MORE.
If one of my basic writing rules is “whatever works,” another is, “doubt efficiency.” Anything that seems easier or appears to be a short cut will inevitably frustrate, impose, divert. Instead, you must meditate, absorb, integrate and finally return to the creative state and see what emerges.
I am not too impressed with the finer points of first v. third person in terms of voice, interiority, exteriority, character development, the necessity of plot . . . READ MORE; CLICK HERE
a trio of guidelines for what to keep in piecing together a revision