Sunday, March 16, 2008

Auntie Brekke's Writing Tips

(insert something about blind leading blind ...)

 

The real title of this post is “things I repeat over and over in my head as I fling word after desperate word at the page, hoping some of them stick”.  But that was a bit wordy.

 

1.        Show don’t tell.  (bjH)

2.       Dramatize.  (Cecelia)

3.       “Leave the camera on this scene a little longer – show us the reaction.”  (KM)

4.       Tension on every page. (AH, AG, NR)

5.       You can’t edit a blank page.  (MP)

 

And then, when you’re sick and tired of remembering all those mechanical things –

 

“Spread the page with shining.”  (Murray Pura)

2 comments:

Michele said...

i like that... spread the page with shining...

Anonymous said...

You forgot Winston Churchill: "Neveh, neveh, neveh give up!"

You always spread the page with shining. xo

~Flicka