I'm writing this Saturday night and we are practically brain dead but exhilarated by another fabulous group of writers.
As the day wound down, we asked: What are your epiphanies so far this weekend. We are happy to share them with you:
- There is a sweet spot in the timeline where the story begins ...Rhonda Lane
- Don't empty your notebook into your story. ...Hank Phillippi Ryan
- When you change your story it's like putting a drop of iodine into a glass of water. It changes the color of everything. ... Hank (again)
- Unpack the tipping points. ... Hallie
- Start the story where something changes. .... Lucy Burdette
- Don't be discouraged if something's not working. It can be revised. Everyone says that and I'm hoping it's true. ... Suellen Wedmore
- Watch your POVs... Gloria Alden
- Start in a place that gives your story somewhere to build to. ... Mary Brookma
- Give characters rememberful names. ... Joan Sawyer
- Anchor a character in an object that makes him easy to remember. ... Reta Hampton
- Write down the the fist 10 things your character thinks, does, feels, or says.. And that gives you a picture of how your reader will think about your character. ... Marie Costanza
What are your writing epiphanies?