This… just this. The concept blew my mind this weekend.
To me there’s a lot of truth here. At least, how I see my writing. Okay, stop, back up and explain.
I’ve now written 15 stories with Matty, Mina, Rick, and Sam. Most of my editing is explaining actions and reactions to readers. Occasionally, even my betas don’t get why one of them acts the way they do.
Also, plots. I’m terrible. I don’t how other authors do it, but I generally write my plot and then justify actions. Sometimes, I just know that the characters have to be somewhere or do something, without knowing why at the time. It isn’t until I read the story three or four times that I get why I had them do that… whatever that is.
This is why betas are so important. They help writers expand on the mental shorthand. They help you tell the story to other people.
Ah, well, personal revelations aside, Friday is due date for Sheepsquatch.
Amazon’s policy for pre-order means I have to get stuff in early. Which I don’t mind at all. But publishing day is getting close.
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Reblogged this on planet pooks and commented:
I teach this idea, but couldn’t remember where I’d heard it. Ah, of course. Sir Terry.