with Michelle Cameron
After our revision session last time we met, I edited the revised pieces. I told them that I’m approaching their work as an editor.
In case anyone wants to conference with me on their work, I plan to arrive a half hour early to talk to them. Please encourage your writers to take advantage of this.
We talked about some common issues I’m seeing:
I’m delighted to see longer pieces from many of the writers – and if the pieces aren’t longer, they’re bringing more of them in. Some of the aspects of writing we discussed were:
- Be a satisfying store, which can mean more backstory, description and emotion
- How some authors craft them so that you forget them until the end of the book
He said, She said
We then talked about dialogue, including:
They then split into partners to work on a scenario, employing dialogue.
As always, they have a choice: