The Writers Circle: Hand-me-down Stories

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One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other.  Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.

This week’s topic is:

Have you taken over a creative project from a fellow writer who either had given up on the idea or who had no intention to write it in the first place? How carefully did you try to stay true to the idea as it was handed down to you?  Did you try to continue the story from where the original author left off, or did you start over and make it entirely your own? What are some of the benefits or pitfalls of writing a project such as this?

 

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The Writers Circle: Show, Don’t Tell

TWC
One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other.  Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.

This week’s topic is:

“Show, don’t tell.”  Writers give and receive that advice all the time, yet we rarely hear advice as to how best to accomplish this. Today let’s discuss the hallmarks of “showing” and how these differ from “telling”.  What are some of the techniques you employ in your own writing which you feel help you to achieve success with this standard piece of advice?

 

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