I seem to have a habit of intruding on my characters. Instead of letting my character lead the story and having their dialogue and their actions tell the story, I seem to be narrating. It is really a hard habit to break. I must realize I cannot manipulate my characters, they should have a realism all their own Learning to let them show the reader what they are doing and where their part in the story will go. The more I train myself to stay focused and let my characters lead the way, the more readable my stories will be.
My quest for this week is to re-write, and re-write. Looking forward to a productive week. Wishing the same to you! I leave you with a few quotes that I have pinned up at my desk to keep me on track:
"You have to throw yourself away when you write." - Maxwell Perkins
"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." - Beverly Sills
"All profoundly original work looks ugly at first." - Clement Greenberg
"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without words
And never stops - at all.". - Emily Dickinson
"All glory comes from daring to begin." - Shakespeare, 'Coriolanus'