Posts Tagged: revision

Chin up, Buttercup

I’m revising a story and reminding myself to “Think big, work small.”
To “Be brave.”
And “try, try, again.”
Taking it in tiny, doable bits.
After all, “finishing is better than starting.” (Ecclesiastes 7:8)
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A Snail’s Pace

I’m revising a few picture books. For real people. Funny how a person can’t rush ideas or creativity.
Of course, showing up to work is part of it. I don’t know about you, but I can think and stew for
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Layers & Cliches

Subplots are plot lines given to different characters.

Layers are plot lines given to the same character.
In Writing the Breakout Novel, Donald Mass notes that breakout fiction makes extensive use of plot layers. Real life is complex, so
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