August 1st, 2012

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Writing Excuses 7.31: Project in Depth: Hollow City

Writing Excuses 7.31: Project in Depth: Hollow City

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2012/07/29/writing-excuses-7-31-project-in-depth-hollow-city/

Key questions: Why isn't this the 4th book about John Cleaver? How do you write about a main character who doesn't have much freedom of action? Can other people see the monsters? How did you decide that? Did you use an outline? How many endings did you try? Did you have trouble separating this main character from John Cleaver? How did you come up with this main character? Did you write your way into this character? You use popular male names, but does Michael have more weight behind it?
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[Brandon] All right. Howard, you seem to have a writing prompt?
[Howard] I've got a writing prompt. And it's a timely one. Go out there and find an interesting mental illness, before Dan takes all the good ones. Do a little research, and write yourself a chapter from the point of view of somebody who's not quite right in the head. But in writing this, don't tell us what's wrong. Just try and communicate through their point of view.
[Brandon] All right. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.
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