The Written Word

1. In almost all cases, we want the reader to be wondering what happens next, not what is happening.

2. You ever get one of those vertigo moments when you're working, the sudden realization that, "Holy s$#*, now there is a story where before there was nothing"? That's a nice feeling, with side helpings of dizzying and scary.

(C leaves for a different set of mountains for another week of workshopping tomorrow morning. My intent is to bang and bash away on the new book, and get as close to finishing the current draft as I can. And to watch lots of bad television, of course. I suspect there will also be a slew of forlorn tweets. And you never know, I might starve to death.)

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