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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Thinking and walking

Via Sara Zarr's fabulous THIS CREATIVE LIFE podcasts.

Are you a listener?

Today I had to stop near the end. I wanted to write something down.
Varian Johnson talked about how to figure out exactly what a book would be.

This is exactly what I'd been thinking about while reading some of the submissions from my Florida critique group. What's the tone? The VOICE of the novel? Who's the intended reader?

(Or, as our buddy Greg Neri loves to say: A book will be what it wants to be.)

Now I'm off to a wonderful HIGHLIGHTS UNWorkshop with two of my best writing buddies. 

Signing off the internet for a while. 
Taking time to figure out what a book wants to be. 
And other important things. 


Michelle Haseltine said...

Oh, I LOVE the Unworkshop at Highlights!!! HAPPY Writing!!!

Susan Chapek said...

Oh, I envy you--enjoy that Happy Place!

Lee Stokes Hilton said...

Sounds like a great opportunity. I'm very jealous! And I'm sure you'll figure it out.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Have a wonderful, magical, and inspired writing time. Fill your reservoir.


Augusta Scattergood said...

Thanks, everybody! Had a great time and loved being disconnected. Writing retreats don't get much better than a cabin in the mountains with gorgeous sunny almost-fall days!