|Posted by Venomistress on September 21, 2011 at 8:35 AM|
I dislike introducing new characters. I am not sure if my unsureness is evident in the final product, but the introduction of a new persona in my writing often leaves at a lose for words. I believe in saying things in as few words as possible and, therefore, am not an overly descriptive author. Perhaps a creative writing class would help. Or perhaps I am too stuck in my ways and thus beyond help.
The use of outlines and rough drafts are of no help to me. I hand-write everything out the way I think it should go, but when it comes time to type, I change most everything. Most of the scenes write themselves so that when I go back and read over them I ask myself "Where did that come from?".
Book two of TCC (The Calloway Chronicles - what was the point of abbreviating if I was just going to type it out for clarification?) has presented me with numerous difficulties. That is one of the reasons I decided to release my novels as a series. Another is that the times did not flow. Every decade brings a new style of writing and new dialogue. To combine that of the 1930's with that of the 21st century would not be a wise decision. I am not that good of a writer.
Also, book two has it's own plot and did not directly tie into that of book one. Proof-reading is much like editing a movie. I have come to the conclusion that I never want to work in film.