05.26.09

Talking Craft

Posted in Writing at 10:18 am by Amber

One of the things I miss about a local writing group is the discussion about craft.  Each writer has his or her own method of writing.  The manner in which we get a beginning, a middle and an ending is as unique as the writer. 

It’s difficult to agree on what makes a book “good” or not but most readers would say it’s an engaging read.  Writers would say it’s the ability to tell a story well; it’s the correct ratio of plot, characterization and setting. 

Even without a local writing group gems about writing can be found in unlikely places.  Author readings can include questions that bring these types of responses.  And late last week I saw a movie about Jeff Smith that brought me a light bulb moment about my last novel.

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