Thoughts from the Writers Conference
This post is just a summary, or actually half a summary of my afternoon chathouse experience on the first day. See Intro and Morning Chathouse here.
Afternoon of the first day, I chose for my chathouse: Roughing it: Guideposts through rough draft territory.
1: Goals and deadlines. Nanowrimo gives a goal and a deadline. Some people need this.
An unfinished story is no good to anyone and sometimes setting deadlines and goals
can help you get through the rough draft process.
2: Practice. Musicians practice, painters practice, but it seems only writers are expected to produce complete works without practice. But that’s a lie, and the truth is, every story is practice. And sometimes your practice can make…
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