Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My ABC's of Writing: Brought to You by the Letter M


From the aspirant legend, we move onto something more concrete with the letter "M."


Sculptors have clay and marble. Painters have canvas and brushes. Writers have manuscripts.

Whereas a sculptor or painter can only capture one moment in time for their work, our manuscript is the canvas of everything. New worlds, new people, new legends, new romances. Or they could be old worlds, old people, old legends, and old romances. Our text may employ all of these; it may employ none of them. Our manuscript is shapeless perfection, a sea of opportunity waiting to be navigated in black and white.

Without our manuscripts, there would be no writing. And thus the writer would be nothing.

A is for AGENT
B is for BETA READERS
C is for CRITIQUE GROUP
D is for DESCRIPTION
E is for EDITING
F is for FICTION
G is for GENRE
H is for HUMOR
I is for IDEA
J is for JEDI
K is for KEYCARDS
L is for LEGEND

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