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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...
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...
- December 18th, 2009, 1:36 am
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
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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...