Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Revise, revise, revise

I'm working on what seems like the 100th revision of my short story, but is probably really only the 3rd draft. As an exercise, I'm rewriting the story in the first person, to get Susan's voice down better. It seems to be working. I'm getting much more of a feel for her, and she's a different person than I originally thought--a little tougher, rougher around the edges. I like her. :) Best Blogger Tips

6 comments:

FatCharlatan said...

Hey--sounds like you're making GREAT progress! Congrats! :)

DJPare said...

She's the anti-you! :)

I liked her better once she stopped smoking!

I have actually always thought that this would also work in the first person, because it's so much about what's going on within Susan more than anything else. I'd love to see how it looks this way...

Bug said...

Thanks FC!

DJ, you know, she is the anti me! I think I was keeping her down, trying to fit her into my mold. I needed to let her be free, and be bad. :)

bostonerin said...

So much of writing is really rewriting. Not so glamorous, but effective.

Keep up the great work! I'd love to see your piece sometime.

January said...

Those three little words (revise, revise, revise) roll around in my head every day when I sit down to write. I love how you focus on your technique.

Bug said...

Thanks for your comments Erin and Poetmom. It's always so great to hear from people. And thanks for the offer, Erin! I will send you something when it's "done." (as if anything is ever really done)

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