Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from August, 2011

Challenge

I feel one of my biggest challenges as a writer to be creating dialogue. A lot of my book is written but there isn't enough dialogue.

Once I finally get the dialogue down I keep analyzing whether or not it is witty, boring, etc. Then I wonder whether or not it is even something the character would say the way it has been said and/or whether or not what is being said is realistic.

The next thing I ponder is whether or not I should be writing the dialogue at all if I'm unsure whether or not it is something the character would say. Part of me feels like I need to discover the characters just as my eventual readers will.

Perhaps this is the one time that I should listen to my friend and "just write."

Ciao
R~

Purpose

The purpose of this blog is to track the many hours of writing for my novels, short stories, and anything else I end up writing.

I began my novel, Scion (formerly titled The Truth About Jacob) on May 15, 2010.  To date I have 46 what I would call publishable pages and a whole lot of other "stuff" that is written but isn't really readable yet, a collection of post-it scribbles and a mass of thoughts in my head about what I want the story to aim towards. I realize 46 pages does not seem like very much from then to now, but I am only able to write part-time as I also like to eat food and working pays for that.

I have no intention to get into the meat of the novel here as I intend to publish it someday (hopefully sooner rather than later) and would like to play it close to my chest for now. It's basically in pre-alpha stage. Just know that it will be fictional and exciting, I hope. Also, I have a copyright already for it.

Other than capturing quick updates from my tweets…