Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I just really like the way that Stephenie Meyer has her author/book site set up. It makes it seem like she had loads of stuff she really wanted to include in the book, but couldn't, and she wants to share it with the reader anyway. Bravo to whoever put together all the content. Her books aren't quite what I want to write - pretty straightforward (albeit wildly popular) YA fantasy romance, highly enjoyable, while lately I'm more into mainstream YA fiction and trying to knock my NaNo projects into shape. Still, it's hard not to be envious.
In other news, my final "short story" for Craft of Fiction class has all the makings of a novel. I think it's going to be too big of a story for a short story.
Plus, I have an article for the newspaper that's way late. Must write it tonight, before I read or write anything else.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
But now it's time to start on our final project. I wrote one scene, which my teacher liked (in that he gave it a check-plus rather than a check or check-minus, since he doesn't really believe in grades) and I wasn't wild about. Now comes the next part of the assignment, due for this Monday by noon:
"You have now written the scene around which you will build your story. Where will it go next? Where will you end up? Pick the next scene you want to get to and write it out. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the next scene that is in the plot sequence, but the scene that you feel must be written.
Then, try to figure out the plot that will get you there. Outline it. Is the first scene written necessarily the first scene of the story? Can the first written scene be broken up into smaller scenes and shuffled to effectively present information?"Unfortunately, here's everything I know right now about this story: a girl plots to kill her roommate so that she'll get a 4.0 GPA.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
This is seeming more and more like a viable option.