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by gpetersen
January 5th, 2010, 6:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Story Line
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: The Story Line

Actually, I am in a similar boat too. I have finished my first manuscript and I am working on its follow up. I feel the second book is losing momentum and I can't get it back. What is helping me though through this kind of strange lack of speed in my writing is reading the first manuscript and figur...
by gpetersen
December 21st, 2009, 9:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 5149

Re: Confession time

I usually have to write in public places, but I totally should write in my pajamas in a coffee shop.
by gpetersen
December 19th, 2009, 9:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Show Don't Tell
Replies: 11
Views: 2106

Re: Show Don't Tell

From an amazing piece of literary criticism, the Rhetoric of Fiction by Wayne C. Boothe, essentially takes on this whole concept of where the showing versus telling argument comes from and addresses its strength and flaws on both sides. Now, a very simple way of thinking about showing versus telling...
by gpetersen
December 18th, 2009, 1:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
Replies: 46
Views: 11454

Re: Do you write the same genre you read?

I would say no, but that is just I tend to read more classic works (currently working on the Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser) so I can't really write classics since they are in the past and can't be their contemporaries. However, I tend to write more modern fantasy usually devoid of any historical s...