IT’S INCREDIBLY HELPFUL AND CAN FOR INSTANCE GENERATE TOPICS AND FIRST LINES, CONTAINS LOADS OF EXERCISES AND YOU CAN FIND PLENTY OF WRITING TIPS.
BLESS YOU I LOVE YOU OH MY GODS I’VE NEEDED THIS
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?
You don’t have to anthropomorphize objects for me to think that there is something about them essential to a story, or that they are a metaphor for a terribly important message that the author wants to pass along. I will obsess over it anyway.
I had my boyfriend who smokes use matches for a few days instead of a lighter and record the date and time and whatever he was thinking about while smoking.
It’s funny that he quit smoking a few weeks after this project.
….following the theme of storytelling
Stories in every form of media! It’s like Internet knew about my penchant for marathon reading newspapers or something and then threw in videos, comics, and audio to drive me over the edge.
With Wattpad, a storytelling app, the once-solitary writing process has become informal, intimate and highly interactive.
Like blogging. But fictional.
The “Now What?” Months are here! In 2014, we’ll be bringing you advice from authors who published their NaNo-novels, editors, agents, and more to help you polish November’s first draft until it gleams. Author Cristina Alger tells us what to do when editing requires mass-deletion:
“So what did you think of my manuscript?”
“It was good.” Jenn smiled at as she took a sip of her coffee. And then, after a pause: “Have you ever heard the term ‘updraft’?”
I shook my head.
“An updraft is a basically a rough first draft, in which the author is just getting ideas onto the page. The term comes from throwing up. As in, you sort of just throw up on to a page. An updraft.” She smiled again.
I nodded, speechless. Had she just compared my manuscript to throw up? I was prepared to hear that my manuscript was boring, or badly written, or otherwise unpublishable. Frankly, I was grateful that Jenn, a well-known agent at a well-known literary agency, had bothered to read it at all and was willing to give me feedback. But … throw up?