August 24th, 2011

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Writing Excuses 6.12: Revising Howard's Story

Writing Excuses 6.12: Revising Howard's Story

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2011/08/21/writing-excuses-6-12-revising-for-description/

Key points: Word choice can identify genre. Inherent conflict builds interest. Be careful with names. Concrete is better. Make sure the reader knows what's going on. Tell us what the character feels. Be careful about details that feel natural to the character but may be disorienting to the reader. Use word choice to bring out tone. Use contrasts to build interest. Consider letting the reader understand the character, quirks, interests, motivation. Instead of reporting sensations, let them happen.
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[Brandon] We should really let you post this whole thing for people in the liner notes.
[Howard] Oh, that would just be awful.
[Brandon] Then our writing prompt can be, start with his concept and write your own story.
[Dan] Nice.
[Howard] Very good.
[Brandon] All right. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.