Write a Novel: June Update
June 30, 2013 § 1 Comment
Ummmm. THAT was inspiring. I took the first of two novel-writing classes at the Loft yesterday and then proceeded to talk Brad’s head off during all of lunch. If he tried to change the subject, I used the “redirection” skills I learned in my media relations days to bring the discussion right back to the topic du jour. The class was basic, but just what I needed to feel confident about what to do next. It reviewed the basic arc of a story:
- Current State
- Building Action
- Falling Action
It also helped me identify the areas of my story that could be pitfalls. Surprisingly though, I’m not discouraged! I give credit to the teacher for this. He gave great advice without digging at our creative liberty. In fact, he reminded us that writing a novel is the only place in the world where we get to say how everything goes.
I never thought about it like that before but it’s true. And awesome.
Here’s my progress through June, right on track to complete entirely by the end of July. I’ll start a new one for the second half of the year. YES!