On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

Personal notes on writing techniques, writing a novel, my writing career and threading your way through publishing a book.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012


PhotobucketI spent an hour this morning talking to my mentor about a turning point, that I, organically felt worked and others (plotters) did not. They were right, but it took more than an hour of squirming under hard questions just for me to UNDERSTAND the problem. And that's what hurts. Many, many years of writing and I just didn't get what my readers were saying or how to fix it.

Sigh. Sometimes I still feel like a tiro.



Blogger C. A. Szarek said...

I know it can soooo be frustrating. I am a pantser thru and thru, yet I brainstormed a new idea with a friend the other day and I totally know where the book is going. I outlined AND took notes...go me. Weird for me, but...maybe there's a plotter in me somewhere yet. I am glad you got it figured out...can't wait to read it when it's all done!

8:58 PM  
Blogger FantasyAuthor RobinDOwens said...

Thanks, this caused me great angst, and I finally figured out that if I changed it massively, I'd screw the structure, so I worked on the scenes up to the TWIST (not a major turning point ed thought) and the twist, and hope it's enough...

10:31 AM  
Blogger Silver Phoenix said...

Nothing wrong with being a pantser or a plotter. And I think the minute you stop feeling like a tiro you stop being a good writer.

Just a reassurance for you. :-)

5:50 PM  

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