clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


I'm trained in many aspects of flight. If you ask any albatross, they'll tell you it isn't nearly as easy as it looks.

That happened this week with my writing.

I read a passage by Gillian Flynn and she's made me consider the current approach of the draft of this WIP.

I'm looking again with an editor's eye. What are the essential scenes to tell the story. How are my characters acting and speaking to convey the story.

Is my intention to spend a little time here early in this draft's progress to be as clean and lean as possible with my core story and the characterization which I intend.

Perhaps, if I am clean and sparse and disciplined, my tale will emerge like Caesar's commentaries: intended as notes but as a whole, the better draft of the history then the biographers could muster.

I'm off to tell myself the story cleanly.

Preparation is essential for optimal landings. I'm using my time to line op my approach.

You should check your heading and make sure the gear is down, too.

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