Sounds like the beginning of a memoir. Too bad that is about all there is to my career...aside from the rejection letter that arrived in November. Not that I am complaining, that launched me into 'professional' status and marked the beginning of my rejection binder *G*
I will be peppering this blog a bit more with writing flavoured pieces but don't look to me for advice. I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I'm just following the lemming in front of me.
The historical workshop is proving to be very interesting. I've read some unique ideas just through the general discussion. For example:
Frances Housden made this comment during one discussion. "...Near the end of my first book, I had a scene from a secondary character's POV where because of the seemingly stupid actions of the woman he was with, he got shot. Those two became the hero and heroine in book two, where I rewrote the scene as a prologue - this time from the heroine's POV, which makes her
look heroic instead of stupid. The same things occurred but the second time I
knew the heroine's motivation."
That just hit me as an absolutely brilliant idea!! You never know what you will learn when you sign up for stuff. *G*
Also the HeSaid/SheSaid blog has changed a bit. Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer have reworked it to be more of a writing workshop as well. They are both very talented and very different writers with different writing styles. Which mean that there is a TON of experience they are going to be sharing over the coming year.
I don't expect that I will be published or anything by this time next year, but it is my hope that I will have a couple of books finished and editor ready. I have learned so much in the past year, a small amount of what I need to know but I'm a stronger writer now. Thanks to a great number of patient people that I have pestered. *G* You know who you are, and please you can lift the restraining order now. I promise to be good.
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- Another step forward....
- The Dresden Files
- Looks good to me.
- I'm surrounded by Construction!!
- The Annoying Thing
- Supermom...hell no!
- They liked it!!!
- I am so far behind....
- Ontario's Liquid Gold
- Ever had a warm apple fritter?
- Attack of the Technogoobers
- 2006 My year as a writer
- This is getting easier.....
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