In terms of unpublished things….Filed away titles, and the stories the titles represent, can come and go. It sounds important one day. Years later, it sounds insensitive. The next step is refining the rough edges.
As I reflect, for a moment, there’s a different style, tone, and sound for pieces of different lengths that I write.Continue reading “Strokes here and there”
There’s always in the back of the mind of a writer of shorter material the time when he’ll be an author and gets the book contract. But does one really want to do that? The book signings, the author meet and greets, the interviews…the general busyness over your book? And does one really like reading books anyhow, the longer stuff that is? Can a writer be satisfied with the niche he already has and make the most of it, as much as possible? And not put all his eggs in the writing basket?
Just when the author seemed to have put his foot in it, the subsequent sentences doesn’t confirm that, but the context brings out more definition and clarity. And it sounds just right.Continue reading “Just when it seemed …”
If I have different versions of a scene, I can see the differences between the versions. I ask myself which is best? The original scene may be better then the second or third version, or the second and third versions are better. How do I tell? I guess if I get too involved with editing one version, proving that it’s going nowhere.