Monday, February 28, 2011
A different path
Ann Tatlock, Patti Lacy, and C.S. Lakin.
A new direction.
I chose these books as part of my revision plan. I hope to read them within the next two week period to boost my awareness of what makes a great book.
Yes, I’m going to study them for structure and plot and conflict and even how many times they use a familiar phrase. But mostly I hope I get sucked so deeply into them that I forget to analyze each page.
That’s my first desire.
My second desire is to apply what I learn to my own work.
I’m not talking voice here or copying any of their techniques. I’m only talking about finding that overall thing that makes a story one you can’t put down.
I hope each of these books will do that for me.
So this is only one of many steps I’m taking in this revision process. It might help—it might not. But it’s a shot.
What new direction have you taken recently?