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Writer’s Mail for Tuesday July 1st, 2014

It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

Amber starts off the night and reads from chapter Eight of her new urban fantasy novel. Jerry wants the character to feel the unevenness if the ground. Amit wonders about using a different word than guardian for the trees the beginning of the chapter. Andy B. and Jerry wanted a better description of the sound that the main character hears before she goes over the balcony. Andy P. thought the main character jumped from the building at one point and suggests revising.

Millie reads from Chapter fifty-five of Life on Hold. Andy P. wonders why the main character wouldn’t smack someone who was molesting her. Jerry says it was the times. Bob wondered about the structure of the events. Kashmira agrees with Bob and thinks the time delay takes away from the immediacy and urgency of the events.

Andy P. shares a couple of chapters from The Void. Jerry wonders why one character shows up in the first place. Kristin had a question about setting and was looking for something to tell her where she was. Kashmira wanted some more interaction with the environment the characters were in. Andy B. thought they could cut down on the description of the characters getting into the void. For Kashmira that was where the story slowed down for her.

Amit reads from Chapter Four of his and Kashmira’s as yet untitled novel they are writing together. Jerry ask for a bit of synopsis, but they haven’t had a chance to write one yet. Andy B. points to one line in particular for explaining so much backstory. Jerry wanted to know what kind of snake bit one character’s daughter. Kristin points out a couple of spelling errors. Jerry questions how one character could balance a grown man against two kids—baby goats. Andy B. got a little confused by the different points of view. Jerry suggests eliminating some speech tags. (more…)

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