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Stop By Here…for Writing about Writing…

WHEN I critique something I read the whole piece first of all, without interruption. If it’s novel length I might have to read in a few sittings, but the point is, I don’t let anything sway me off-course while I’m reading. There are a few reasons for this and I’ll concentrate on the first three here:

FIRSTLY, it works for me to get a feel for the text, so I can see what style it’s written in, and so I can gauge how the structure works/doesn’t work.

SECONDLY, I get to know the characters better that way; their little foibles and eccentricities.

THIRDLY, I unravel the plot as I’m reading; asking myself if it makes sense, and is it interesting?

LOOKING at plot prompts me to ask more questions, such as: Does the prose flow? Is the dialogue realistic?

ALL the above, I believe, are important points to think about in creative writing.

Just to say, its how I work and what I look for.

MORE writing about writing TOMORROW

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Written by Antonia Bloom (ABloom Writing Services)

January 9, 2013 at 10:04 pm

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