I have completed the second draft of The Babe and the Wolves.
I still need to improve the Boston geographical descriptions as well as the chronology. I plan to outline the exact paths and places visited as well as the chronoly so that more details can be added. In addition, I want to bring out [...]
While working on my manuscript for The Babe and the Wolves, I have been reading Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. I have tried reading it a couple of times, but I am not a great fan of Dostoevsky’s writing style, but this time I powered through it.
Why read it if I did not think I [...]
I have completed draftnig parts 3 & 4 of The Babe and the Wolves.
There is much room for improvement in the Boston geographical descriptions as well as the chronology. I plan to outline the exact paths and places visited as well as the chronoly so that more details can be added.
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I have completed a draft of part 2 of The Babe and the Wolves. It needed a little more work, mostly adding dialogue to clarify some points and to slow down the movement. I also tried to bring out Jordan’s sister a little bit by giving her more dialogue. I want the reader to really [...]
I’ve been reading through the manuscript and there are some concerns I have. So in order to get some feedback, I have posted a draft of Part 1 here:
TBATW Draft – Part 1
I’d be interested to hear what others have to say so please give any comments you have. You can post comments on this [...]
First draft done. Now the reread. The initial first pages are surprizingly alright, we’ll see how long that outlook lasts.
must focus on coherent style
must review notes
pay attention to voices
are all loose ends tied
need more scenery
need more thoughtful conversation
I have made good progressive on the manuscript, though at times I am still worried I am only putting meat on the bones of the skeleton which will have to be reworked severely. I worry in particularly about the perspective of the narrator who I want to be held accountable for his writing style. The [...]
I am closing in on the half way mark of the manuscript, it is going well, though there are certainly some rough passages where I have simply blocked out that scene and will have to rewrite it significantly, especially the scene when Julia and Mitch meet in the stairwell. I have been worried about Juila [...]
I have been working on the the first draft of the anarchist story, concentrating on getting the meat of the story down. This may be a mistake, not wordsmithing more at this point, paying attention to finer details and language, but I am anxious to get down the body, the make up hope will [...]
Taking time off from Monsters, I am now thoroughly dug into Western Eyes. I finished transcribing the manuscript in order to get a better feel for how it works on a compositional level. I have also put together some tentative plans for how to update the structure of the story.
1. It will take place in [...]