Such specification thus limits the impact of the symbols, which in and of themselves may contain greater nuances and levels of meaning than however many words. A picture symbolfor example, is often worth a thousand words.
Writing is about getting down to it, about finding your way into the moment and sustaining the energy for as long as you can effectively and in the rhythm of your narrative. This guest post is by Steven Gillis.
Steve is now the co-founder and publisher of Dzanc Books. Follow Steven on Twitter at barkingman. I used to teach creative writing at Eastern Michigan University.
I loved teaching and but for the demands on my time from my myriad of other projects I would still be teaching; but I digress. My students were grad level, talented kids, and so when I told them at the start of each semester that they would write a single story for the semester they looked at me quizzically.
They were used to writing several stories in the course of a few months. Nope, I said, one story and you will rewrite your story over and over again.
Each semester I was met with skepticism. The art of writing is in the rewriting. Click here to Tweet and share it! When we sit down to draft a story we are putting our ideas on the page. Our draft is a blueprint.
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Within the course of that initial draft occasional bits of brilliance may indeed find their way to the page. One can only hope and should hope. But to fully realize the vision we have for any piece of fiction, be it a novel or short story, we must live with it and work with it again and again.
Order your copy of Write and Revise for Publication to get excellent guidance to write, revise and sell your novel The process one takes toward rewriting may vary. Some authors prefer to go mph through their first draft, get everything down on the page and then go back and in earnest begin the real work.
Others do detailed outlines, do detailed character sketches.
My approach is to draft in spurts. I go forward a handful of pages, then I go back, forward and back. I like to craft as I go, to polish. I also listen to my gut to be sure my narrative is on course.theCHIVE brings you the funniest, the most outrageous, and the best photos and videos.
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New -- 2 February The Art of Writing is perpetually.. Under Construction. However Such a fact of life does not preclude forging ahead with a whole treatise on the subject of the Art of Writing. Mignon Fogarty is the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network and creator of Grammar Girl, which has been named one of Writer's Digest's best websites for writers multiple times.
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