I was working from a short story I had already written. I could fill in more of the relationships between the characters, more of the motivations. Maybe I could even add some new characters, and then kill them off. But then what?
If you are kind enough to read Changing Pages regularly, you will know there I love visiting art galleries, museums, exhibitions and the theatre. It goes without saying that I also love to attend any book related event or festival.
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I am please and very VERY happy to present to you TWD 3rd Collection! I hope that you get to enjoy reading the 3rd Collection; thank you for your continued support!
As soon as that realization dawned and I acknowledged it, I was giving myself permission to put it down and stop struggling to read it. I wasn’t admitting defeat or giving up; I was just making a choice.
It’s easy to forget that us editors are writers too. Of course we want to submit our work. Of course we want that bit of notoriety that comes along. But, like all writers, our work doesn’t just magic itself into a submissions box. We have to write and send it too. Just like you.
“The critical differences for writers usually fall into three areas: the reader’s knowledge about the topic; [their] attitude toward it, and [their] personal or professional needs.”
“Holmes and Watson are different, though. Yes, you remember the stories in the way I just described – but there’s an added element. You have friends. The lithe chemist and sturdy military doctor walk beside you down the street, drink coffee with you, remind you to notice every detail and omit nothing. They are, in a word, real.” — Forest Leo