August 10, 2013 by Ifeoma Dennis
Last Word count + Chapter Count: 0 words
Current Word Count: 18 400 words.
And just entered my 7th chapter tonight, which should mark the end of my WIP’s Part 1, hopefully.
WIP Issues This Week:
I grappled with my first chapter a lot. But I figured out what the problem was and wrote about it here.
Other than that, the other current issue I’m facing is finding the balance between little and too much world building.
What I Learnt This Week In Writing:
So much! Ummhhh…let me think of the one that stuck in my mind the most.
I read a Secret Agent’s comment on one of the current Miss Snark’s contest entries where the agent advised the writer to reveal things slowly in a fantasy world.
For example, if you were writing a story about Shadowhunters, you shouldn’t start your first page by explaining what Shadowhunters do.
It’d be nice to start with them doing normal things and then surprising the reader by revealing who they are…preferably, by actions. And not direct exposition.
What distracted me this week while writing:
Hanging out with my classmates and friends distracted me for a while, but I’ve been pretty much indoors for a few days now.
Also, life. But WIPMarathon has really been helpful and motivates me on days when I don’t feel like writing. So thanks, ladies!
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