Over the weekend, yesterday, I was I was going through the process of teaching my son about comedy. He’s almost seven, so EVERYTHING is hilarious, and he’s also very keen to make jokes of his own.
Everything writerly feels a bit more real this week, and it’s for that reason I’m ignoring the red line my browser is putting under the word writerly.
One of the problems with having had a few blogs over the years is that I often forget what I’ve written about on them, versus here. As someone that prefers to go against the grain of standard writing advice, I could’ve sworn I’d written on here about that classic piece of advice “Show don’t tell.”
Competition brings out the best. Maybe not in us exactly, but in general. Because I love attention, I’ve decided to enter the Australian Writers’ Centre Best Blogs competition again. Yup, the same group that runs the one I entered last year.
World building can be fun, sometimes even a distraction that helps us feel like we’re writing when we’ve actually not moved forward on the story, all for the sake of finding the right feel or atmosphere.
The schedule isn’t quite the same, but I’ve managed to keep most of the workflow I used during NaNoWriMo going. It’s a little convoluted at times, but in a nutshell, it’s this:
I’m on the final stretch, at least of the first draft. The end of the story is in sight, and I estimate there’s a minimum of seven scenes left to write, and potentially somewhere around twelve.