If you are unwilling to know what you are, your writing is a form of deceit Ludwig Wittgenstein
Mundane details, no rhythm, superfluous descriptions, cliche descriptions (up to date) and motivations (why else does one watch the news?). Poor Jacqui has a vegetable consciousness in this draft. Jesus, can you imagine reading 200 pages of that?
There are certain figurative bipeds still clucking around in my head. They come from the book Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, and they’re as alive as when I first read it in 2011. When I read his book Letters to a Young Writer, that came out April 6 of this year, I…Read more Colum McCann on creating memorable characters, from Letters to a Young Writer