Remember when you wrote because you loved books and had stories of your own that you wanted to tell? Bookmark that feeling of excitement in your mind, grasp it in your heart, and go back to it whenever you get stuck -- whether it's because of rejections or your own inner critic. Remember the magic and you will be able to write something you love and are proud of. Go forth and conquer!
Monday, October 7, 2013
The next time I read Story, I had a completed manuscript in hand. It was good, I thought, but it could stand to pack more punch. Story helped me take flat scenes and an almost-there ending and really make it something I could be proud of. Thanks Robert McKee!
I'm always on the hunt for more books on writing, though. Which craft books have deeply influenced your writing?