Yikes! I see holes everywhere. Them thar things are throughout my FW (finished work).
I’ve been going back over ‘Secondhand Shoes’. Doing the tweak. OMG. Even though it’s in the hands of an agent I’ve gotta do repairs. Hope I didn’t embarrass myself too bad. Hope this agent person isn’t thinking what an idiot I am or, where did she get her writing skills from? What did she do? Slap a sticker on herself tagging herself a ‘Writer’?
Had an audition one time for a runway show. And the whatcha-ma-call-it person in charge asked me, “Where did you learn to walk?” She tapped her finger on her chin and gave me a look like I was a ghetto-girl. Will never forget that moment. I could’ve crawled under the stage.
Okay. So some of you might be asking, “What the hell are holes? What are you babbling about now, Shelly?”
Shelly’s babbles are about connecting the dots in your story. Let me explain the best way I can. I’ll be using a haircut for this example.
You go to the salon to get a haircut. When it’s finished you might see bald spots---and not because its in your DNA-bald-spots, or, you see chunks of hair that don’t blend with the rest or, the lines aren’t straight. Something like that.
In beauty school, I was taught if you cut the hair vertically, you must check the hair horizontally, and vise versa. This helps to even the hair out.
Guess this means I need to check my writing vertically and horizontally. Guess I need to ask myself what is the purpose of certain characters? What’s wrong with my transitions from chapter to chapter? How can I make them smoother? How do I make everything fit (characters and plot)?
Hope ya’ll know what I mean. If you do, let me know.
That’s all for now folks!
Happy blogging, reading, and writing!!!