tSoW

compare and contrast

The initial, raw paragraph: Dudana began to rock back and forth. The droning croon had resumed. She had her arms wrapped around her waist. The first pass revision: Dudana wrapped her arms around her waist and began to rock back and forth. The droning croon resumed. And that’s why I don’t like people reading my …

even when we drive

Even when we drive, we’re not safe from ideas. Especially then. Somewhere along I-55 I jotted down notes with a pen and a receipt flat against my steering wheel. Notes that will help with the revision I need on Firebird, and since Poison‘s outline is grinding its wheels in the mud, it might be good …

the naming of things

You know what I have a hard time with? Naming things. Names shape things. I’ve been using this word “Suppliant” throughout the book, and finally decided that it’s the wrong word. So now I need to find a new one that actually means what it means, and only make reference to “Suppliant” as a more …