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#1 Cheryl Van Eck
Basically, overwriting is when you allow words to get in the way of your story.
There’s a mistaken assumption that flowery, pretty words make a great writer. Um, no. Anyone can string pretty words together. A great writer is one who is so clear and concise that you forget you’re reading. They paint a picture so vivid that you see the scenes unfolding before you like a movie.
Writing should always sound effortless. This doesn’t mean it is easy … as any teenage girl preparing for a date will tell you, looking effortless takes a considerable amount of, well, effort. You have to go sentence by sentence and word by word to get it just right. But when you do, the results are incredible.
Writing prompt: Write the most purple paragraph you can. That’s right, get it all out of your system in one glorious, masterful, soul-wrenching, heart-rending, sunrise over the pale haze of a Tuscan villa-esque…
Sorry, I fell asleep while writing that. What was I saying?
#2 Brenda Bensch
We writers all know the old saw, “Write what you know.” Furthermore, we “know” how difficult it is to write, to find an agent, land a publisher, publish our own writings with all the work of being the author, editor, book designer, artist, and so much more.
Not having a job has ruined my brain
I keep forgetting it’s Wednesday.
I keep forgetting most days.
Friday morning I get to get my wisdom teeth out.
Will I lose some wisdom?
Will I continue being able to write?
Lately I haven’t been writing the way I should. But I have been reading a few adult novels. Typically I’m into YA. . . Just because that’s what I write, and all my favorite authors write, but idk. It’s good to broaden my options.
Plus a lot of these books are classics. Like:
The Bell Jar
In Cold Blood
Reading is wonderful. Writing is wonderful, too.
And the weather outside is amazing!!!!
Romance Novel Writing Prompt
Have you checked out the writing prompts on Ann Dee’s post yesterday?
Here’s another from her:
How is the other plot, the non-romance part, coming along? Remember both characters need to be involved, need some stake in this end-goal.
Place? Olive Garden
When? Not sure yet. The end of this month, the beginning of March. We’ll let you know soon.
Lonely this weekend, find fun women and fun times.
That was in my spam.
Gotta look in the spam. Lots of ways to spend your weekend in the spam.
We Have a Guest Post!!!!! Woot woot!
Kyra’s cute, cute friend, Kati Seiber has a book review for us. And here it is:
Let’s Pretend this Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson
I picked this book up from the corner store at the airport. I judged it by its cover. Just needed a quick something before my flight took off. The tiny mouse in a cape and the “mostly true” title caught my eye. With the limited selection I was given, it was a no brainer for me. I’m glad I listened to myself.
The pleasant surprise was that this book was loaded with amusing stories that you slightly hope are NOT true for the sake of the author. But at the same time your laughing your butt off wondering “Should I be laughing at this?” or “Am I bad person for finding so much humor in some’s misery?”
I loved Jenny from the start for her true knack of storytelling, I felt as if she were a friend that was entertaining me over a bottle of wine for a night in.
The numerous stories she shares range from 1) her taxidermist father using an animal carcass as a puppet to 2) her saying yes to a marriage proposal so she could leave and go pee. (which sounds very reasonable to me)
If you’re the type of person that reads in public and doesn’t mind strangers awkwardly glancing in your direction while you try to control your laughter then I would definitely recommend this book. (Warning! Also you must be okay with swearing and very uncomfortable situations.)
The month is almost over–so keep going! Here it is . . .
What is at risk for both our main character and her favorite lover boy IF they get together?