As I’m in the middle of intensive edits, Victoria’s post couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s worth a read for any of you, like me, that have ever felt you’re writing meaningless drivel. Lie down and let the feeling pass. Then get up and start writing again.
I do that from time to time. It goes in cycles. Working on “Writing for You: A Novelist’s Guide to the Craft of Fiction” has really got me thinking about the mechanics of creative writing.
As an MA in literature studies who completed doctoral coursework, I know I can pick apart literature. I can describe good writing and good fiction. I was trained for years to do that. That’s how my blog evolved to be what it is. And I wonder:
Am I a case of “Do as I say, not as I do?”
A case of “Those who can’t do, teach?”
I’d like to think I’m not. I have plenty of good reviews that say I’m not, though I do have some…
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