I have lots of ‘how to’ writing books and these two have been really helpful. Both written by editors, so they know their business.
Self-editing for Fiction Writers arrived in my mailbox yesterday. I learnt a few new things to watch out for and I think I got a better idea about that showing v telling business. Also it has very helpful pointers about dialogue.
I have had The First Five Pages for a long time and I highly recommend it. I know my current W.I.P. is the better for it.
I procrastinate (a real ‘gunna’ person – going to this, going to do that) and I have to stop spending so much time editing scenes while I am writing the first draft. I need to just get on with it, else it will never get done!
Now, I’m determined to write the afternoon today, no matter what. I will have to tell myself not to get hung up on the words used just yet. [Tally: 76589]