Writer Workshop September 3rd, 2014

(Posted by chris the cynic)

Because this is going up late in the day I’m going to skip board business, but here’s a link to a pretty generic board business post, in case anyone needs reminders of what you can send in for the weekend post or whatnot.

Those of you who also frequent Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings will find this somewhat familiar.  Here, as there, it was requested that there be a regular post to talk about writing projects (and other artwork-creation). Thus this post exists.

Pencil by Elisa Xyz

What are you working on? How are you feeling about it? What thoughts and/or snippets would you like to share? How does your activism work into your art? What tropes are you hoping to employ and/or avoid? Are there any questions you’d like to ask or frustrations you’d like to vent?  Writing workshop below!


3 thoughts on “Writer Workshop September 3rd, 2014

  1. alexseanchai September 4, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Why is writing HAAAARD.

    I think I need to either declare this a short story and lop off the subplot or declare it a novelette and build up the subplot. Neither option appeals.

    (You know these all say twenty-thirteen, right?)

  2. christhecynic September 5, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Thanks for the heads up on the date. Apparently it got switched in August somehow. Since I generally make new ones by modifying a copy of the previous one and I never thought I’d need to worry about the year being wrong this late in the year the problem was allowed to both stand and be replicated.

    More on topic, I’m sorry to hear that you’re having trouble.

    If it were me, I’d probably try to build up because I hate cutting stuff, but that doesn’t really help you any.

  3. alexseanchai September 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    You will be delighted to hear that I took out the subplot and promptly (that is, approx seven hours of work and thirty-five hundred words later) found myself with a finished draft.

    Hell do I do with it now? (For values of ‘now’ that include ‘after editing’, because I’m sure I screwed something up in that midnight-to-seven writing sprint.) Nobody but Tor.com seems to take fantasy novelettes (it is a novelette even without that subplot, it’s longer than 7500 words) and I am hesitant to submit to somewhere with a four-month turnaround and a lot of competition. And for all this came together fairly quickly, I put a lot of work into it and would like to sell it.

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