Here's another round of Christy's recent Kindle Clippings.
Since I've been immersed in WRITING DAYS as of late, I haven't read or blog hopped. And I'm sorry for that (the blog hopping part) because I really haven't been doing my part in keeping up with you and your lives and your writing. I look fwd to being able to get back to that in the future.
I'm especially excited for Writoncon this year since that's when I met so many writers last year and hope to see you all there this year. I'm hoping for the critiquing forums again so I can see all of your work and we can help each other out with queries and first pages!
Now that my first draft is done, I took a little time to find where I'd stashed my Kindle only to find it dead. Not as dead as erica's was, but dead as in needing a charge. Once it was ready to be fired up, I read my plot book, WRITE GREAT FICTION-PLOT AND STRUCTURE by James Scott Bell (A must have for writers. Seriously!).
Here are a few of the notes I took:
-Great Quote: "I don't have a name and I don't have a plot. I have the typewriter and I have white paper and I have me and that should add up to a novel." -William Saroyan
-The quote fit in with the chapter because you should not write what you know, but write who you are. This will help you to be original.
-Novelist and writing teacher, Barnaby Conrad said, "Once you get a characer with a problem, a serious problem, plotting is just a fancy name for how he or she tries to get out of the problem."
-When plotting, use the LOCK system. Lead, Objective, Confrontation, Knockout (ending)
-"Not every idea is of equal value. To find the best plots, you need to come up with hundreds of ideas, then choose the best ones to develop."
THAT'S ALL FOR NOW.
It felt really good to revamp my Christy page at the top of this screen. Look up. See it? Well, I changed it to reflect where I'm at with my writing.
It felt good to announce the burial of Solstice. Liberating. I love being able to move on.
Espcially with Fixing Shelby getting herself ready to query. To see my second draft of her query, click here. You'll also find her loglines. (I DO know I'm supposed to set it aside for months before editing and revising, however, with WOC coming up, I wanted to get it ready. In all fairness, I wrote the first 3/4 a year- 6 months ago...so really it WAS set aside. Yeah?)