Posts Tagged ‘New novel’

How to do it like Bach: Counterpoint in Writing

http://rogerbourland.com/2008/01/06/why-teach-counterpoint/

Something that I’m working on in novel #3 is keeping various lines in the plot going at the same time while also creating meaningful connections between these lines. In music, this is called counterpoint. (Disclaimer, y’all: I’m no musician. In fact, … Read more

 

Making the shy speak: Quiet characters

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What IS she thinking?

I have a problem: one of the main characters of my new novel-in-progress is shy, quiet, tongue-tied. She’s also passionate, secretly sensual, and fiercely dedicated to what she cares about. But how do I get her … Read more

 

What Courage Sounds Like

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To ring in 2012, I offer you this scene: a Paris Metro car full of people on their way home, their facial expressions ranging from impatient to bored. In the middle of us all, a woman with her amplifier strapped … Read more

 

Getting inside an Explosion

New London archives

school explosion in East Texas

There is an explosion in my new (third) novel. How do I write it?

It’s strange the things we manage to draw on when we’re writing. I reckon that the shock I felt when I … Read more

 

Two Truths and a Lie: Halloween Deceptions Revealed

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I know you’ve had a hard time containing your curiosity… so here’s the big reveal… I asked you which of the following was a lie:

1. I once dressed up as a naughty nurse.

2. I once dressed up as … Read more

 

Living inside my character’s skin… all the way from Paris

Kamil Porembiński, http://www.flickr.com/photos/paszczak000/6048923977

Moving to Paris for the year might not seem like the most logical way to connect with the characters in my new novel, which (like the first 2) is set in Texas–although this time in 1930s East Texas. But I’ve … Read more

 

Stop Dreaming and Start Scrivener-ing

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You know how sometimes you fantasize about this perfect tool that will make a really hard job magically more manageable? And how most of the time that fantasy remains, well, just a fantasy?

Well, here’s good news for writer types … Read more

 

Experts Trump the Internet. I Swear.

Salim Photography: http://www.flickr.com/photos/abufaiqa/4408154571/

History: go find it live.

I like a short cut as well as anyone else, but sometimes–especially when it comes to research for writing–the Internet can’t deliver the details you can get from an expert.

The Internet is great for … Read more

 

Naomi’s secret sensuality

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I dub you Naomi.

Are the Naomis of the world especially sensual? I ask because I just noticed that the name “Naomi” is “I moan” backwards.

If I were to have a character named Naomi, I don’t think I could … Read more

 

The Zero Draft

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The zero draft is how I trick myself into writing when it seems too scary to start THE novel. It’s all the exploratory writing that I do just to feel my way into the project. While I don’t make elaborate … Read more

 
 
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