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Breaking the rules: The Charm Necklace

February 2, 2016 Writing  No comments

I probably broke more than just the rules listed below, but these are the only ones that stick out to me. 

1.) Writing in first person point of view is the hardest to write. So you shouldn't try it for your first novel. Or, really ever, because your readers might have a hard time relating to your protagonist. 

I remember the first time I heard this at a writing conference. I was in the final stages of production and was about to publish. And this statement caught me totally by surprise. Because not only did I really enjoy writing in first person, it was the view I naturally wrote in. I wouldn't say it was easy or that I'm the best at it, but, for me, it was easier than writing in third person. (Which I did try for a chapter or two in the beginning efforts

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Figuring out this whole writing process thing the second time around

August 20, 2014 Writing  No comments

I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.  Saul Bass

My first novel came out two months ago, and after a short (shorter than I intended anyways, because I was going fucking insane) hiatus, I am starting my next project. And now that I've been through the ringer once, I'm trying something different this time ...

The first time around I reworked the draft as I went. If I wrote a chapter a week, I would write the first half one day. The next day I'd come back and reread and rework that material before devising new material. And then the next day I would rework that. I was continuously reworking as I wrote. I enjoyed this process, honestly.

But this time, I think I'm gonna try to hold back on the reworking as I write. This time, I'm going to

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