Apparently, this writing strategy applies to dialogue, story structure, punctuation, grammar, and the elements of fiction we've all come to know and love.
Maybe this is true -- that we can play with our stories and stretch those 'old rules'. Maybe I'm too conservative a writer and reader. Maybe I'm too sensitive because my own wip is in that deep revision stage.
My personal take is that writers can do pretty much anything -- as long as that 'anything' doesn't snap the reader out of the story.
What's your take?
And now for the lamentably late check-in for ROW80. My 'to-do' list was short this week.
1. Writing/revision: Wrote every day. Two more chapters revised in wip, posted twice, read one chapter in Cowie. GOAL BY SUNDAY: Continue. Maybe 'finish' one more chapter. Back up all writing and transfer current wip and research to travel computer.
2. Community. Met sponsorship goals for ROW80. Met with writing group. Committed to pr work for nonprofit. Registered for "2015 Power of the PEN" writing conference sponsored by the Inland Empire Chapter of Romance Writers of America here in Spokane on March 7. GOAL BY SUNDAY: Wind up dangling threads with all local folks/projects.
3. Marketing. Nothing. Still tracking ripple sales now from BookBub promotion. GOAL BY SUNDAY: Check out e-Reader News Today , Indies Unlimited, and Book Gorilla as potential marketing sites. Indie books can be highlighted on these sites and their promotional e-newsletters. Each has different guidelines (of course), but all look smaller and less expensive than BookBub. Outcome: A promotional schedule that will allow me to evaluate which venue works best in terms of attracting new readers and generating sales for my historical fiction.
May the coming week be a good one for your writing, reading, and all else! I think the next few days will be hectic as we pack up for a month trip to Galveston, Texas, where temperatures seem to be hovering close to the 70s, not bad for January.
|"Birds on Galveston Island" by Vadim Troshkin (posted by Galveston.com on Flickr)|