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COLOURFUL SQUARES * NEWS 11-2016
abstraction-variation on a theme II by rickster155 Junk 1 by aspruli
fertile crescent by aerendial Caledonia by KizukiTamura
Vintage Heart Anatomy Iphone 7 Case by StilleSkygger For the birds. by jennystokes Peter Pan's shadow by Linlith
THE BAD WEEK - MONDAY by LEQUARK birch by korrox THE BAD WEEK - TUESDAY by LEQUARK
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From Short Stories to Oh ShitNovel Writing Basics Week
I started writing a novel something like 12 years ago and, as you can imagine, there wasn't much of a process there. Luckily, reality got in the way and I didn't finish the thing until 7 years later, after I had spent some time writing short stories.
The problem is, there still wasn't much of a process to it. I'd run into something I thought was funny or interesting, or get an image in my head that seemed like a good one, and find a way to shoehorn it in. Stephen King's On Writing says to kill your darlings; I'd written something that was 70% darling.
At this point, I'd figured out a decent methodology for short stories. They weren't golden, but they also weren't terrible. And we know that good short stories contain the same elements as a good book: characters and a plot that complement each other; plausibility; a good setting, etc.
So what went wrong?
For one, 3,000 words will hide your screwups better than 60,000.
Yeah, okay, that's obvious, but
Fox invites you to join in fan art challenges for this Planet of the Apes event presented by Madefire and DeviantArt. Read each of the five new Motion Books with untold stories from the Planet of the Apes universe and try your hand at a different challenge creating your own ape-inspired artwork to accompany the release of each book!View Now