Today is the last day of the 1st Sarcastic Muse “Summit” and I am about to jump on a plane back to a frigid Pennsylvania. I am working on a post for next week about the fantastic phenomenon of having close writer friends. For this week, I would like to share a video of Joyce Care Oates on developing characters and the importance of allowing your characters to speak for themselves.
I laughed when she described the first six weeks of writing her novels as HELL…nothing is going write and she’s miserable.
Hey! Joyce Carol Oates and I have something in common!
I laughed as well… and felt relieved that someone as prolific as Joyce Carol Oates struggled the same.
It is strangely comforting to know that others struggle with the onset of a story or idea as much as I do. It is sort of a known entity that this is the case, but there is something about hearing it that makes it more real and tangible 😉 This was the perfect little video to nudge me along instead of leaving my feet stuck in the metaphorical mud, thank you 🙂
And by the way, although I live in Florida now, I spent the first 20 years of my life growing up in Pennsylvania. I can appreciate the term frigid as well as anyone. Stay warm, keep writing 😉
Glad this video gave you that ‘nudge’. It had done the same for me.
Trying to stay warm here in the old NorthEast. Wonderful freezing rain yesterday. Very envious of your warm Florida!
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