W&R Saturday

I succeeded in writing and publishing each post this week. I am happy with myself for that. This was a hard week life wise, I was exhausted all week. I now know why I’m sick again. I did 3 in-depth character descriptions for my Series Bible I would have liked to have done more but I had no choice as I had to go to bed earlier 2 nights of this week. I haven’t thought about camp NaNoWriMo at all, I have yet to make a final decision there.

I am up to chapter 28 in the Wells of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson, I am really loving the story. I’m learning lots about storytelling. I honestly think I spoon-feed too much information to the audience. I’ve noticed Sanderson will introduce a character, give a hint of the mystery that that character is involved in, then ignore him for several chapters. It makes me want to keep reading, I’m waiting for that character to reappear. I know I’ll only get a nugget of information before he disappears again. It keeps me hungry.

I’m thinking how to do this with my own characters. How to keep the reader interested without giving too much information. Once again it comes down to practice, now I have bookmarked this as a technique I need to learn, I will have to do it the wrong way several times before figuring out the right way. That is exactly how I will learn to be a good writer.

I’m off to get better, hopefully, I’ll be able to do more work this week. Happy Saturday!


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