It’s spring break and I am taking life at a slower pace. There’s nothing better than going to lunch with one of my people, another writer.
One thing that strikes me is how I feel the more I know about writing the less I know about writing. Here I am with a ninety per cent finished book yet I have to tinker with it some more. Plus I am sure that in twenty-two days, I will really be mucking around in the manuscript. (by the way, it’s when I go to the Highlights Foundation workshop).
I also recently got feedback from a high school book club that was both affirming and gave me food for thought.
-do all characters serve a purpose?
-do any of them just appear once and then vanish?
-is there a better poetic structure for the free verse poems?
-character driven or plot driven? Is there enough plot to carry the characters?
-what else do we need to know about the characters?
– how do colors and smells work into the story?
-pacing is it there and where is it sluggish?
There are more fabulous slices at Two Writing Teachers.