An interesting checklist that could also be used after writing the story…
[This is part of a continuing series on the art of writing fiction.]
So…A couple of posts ago, I talked about rejection. This time, let’s talk emotion. Let’s talk where I’m at in my writing right now. No retrospectives, no looks at other writers or other writers’ work. I just want to answer: Where am I at? And where’s my writing at?
I think I’ve made progress in one small area: story selection. I’ve written about this before too. You know, the difficulty of discerning which story to work on next. It’s not easy. Here are just some of the considerations:
- Is the underlying idea any good?
- Do the characters seem like living, flawed people, not…(ahem)…characters?
- Is the story idea mature? That is, is it fleshed out enough to carry the whole story?
- Are you…
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