Wednesday, March 10, 2010
All that blood, the occasional bird droppings from perched hopefuls looking for a free meal, entrails etc...
HOLD THE PHONE
I meant execution as in putting a new idea(l) into motion, not putting someone to death...
When it comes to writing a novel, the telling of a story is simply not enough. There's a right way and a wrong way to execute it. I find myself in the category of a 'storyteller,' not so much a 'real author.' This is aparent when I read books like the current one I'm devouring called "Neverwhere," by Neil Gaiman. I'm faced with the reality that I have a long way to go. While my writing is impressive to some, it is also quite lacking to others. It, like most things, is all relative, as the saying goes.
So, here's the question.
What do YOU do as a writer, to help ensure you aren't just 'telling' a story?
Please, nobody quote the "show don't tell" thing... I'm looking for more than that from you all today.