On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Different Directions

I was going along in a scene today when the story took a different direction and even as I was writing I was thinking "Now this seems to make Tinne's life easier instead of harder, on the other hand this aspect of the story is mirroring what is happening with Lahsin, it could give them more areas of sympathy." Finally, of course, since the scene was going well I played it out and am now not inclined to change it.

And this change could add dimensions to Tinne's character, let me explore it a little more (you hear the rationalizations?).

So, right now, I am trusting my gut, which I believe a writer should do.

May you trust your gut today.
Robin

2 Comments:

Blogger talia pente said...

I think it's important not to silence "storyteller instinct." Sometimes we get so caught up in outside suggestions that we forget to trust ourselves.

Excellent suggestion. And I'm sure that Tinne will becoem stronger for it.

;)

talia

7:52 PM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Being aware of outside comments is good, going against gut-deep feeling is not so good unless four people jump on you and say it absolutely won't work...yeah, that's happened.

Robin

3:04 PM  

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