Thursday, June 16, 2011

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


The letter "N" brings us today's entry in the ABC's of Writing.


The manuscript needs to grow up. It often acts like a child. Playful, naive, ignorant of the ways of the world. But from the very first day the writer writes, the manuscript ages. The process is subtle, but simple ideas grow in complexity. Characters evolve from just names and author's chess pieces into characters. The manuscript's understanding of the world grows until subplots begin to sprout and a prevailing theme reveals itself.

The manuscript is no longer a manuscript; it has evolved, moved past childhood and adolescence and young adulthood.

It has grown up into a Novel.


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
M is for MANUSCRIPT

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