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|May 15, 2013||Posted by David Sable under Blog, by David Sable|
Technically, if a football team gains three and a half yards every play, they would win every game. The games would be boring – no end rounds or spectacular, diving catches. Just a slow, steady move towards the goal.
My writing seems like that. I was hoping to have my next story, Invitation to the Game (a story that revolves around two opposite characters, unaware of their needs, as Superbowl Sunday unfolds), posted by early May but I am yet a few yards off of finishing the first draft. … Register or log in to access full content
|April 17, 2013||Posted by David Sable under Blog, by David Sable|
For me, the most difficult hurdle to overcome is starting a story. Having done that, the next most difficult thing for me to do is naming the first character. It is my first step of taking a story idea out of a vague “yeah, one day I need to write that” to a concrete commitment that this is Bob, not Mary.
This is where writing can be more like laying bricks
But once the bricks are laid, we can start decorating the house.… Register or log in to access full content
|April 9, 2013||Posted by David Sable under Blog, by David Sable|
Easter (or more aptly Resurrection Sunday) is the highest holiday on the Christian calendar. It is also one of the two periods (Christmas being the other) where church attenders will endure the most classically poorly written dialog that writers can muster.
“My name is Matthew and I used to collect taxes. I was actually selling out my people to Rome! Can you believe it? Then one day, Jesus called me and I decided to leave it all and follow him.” Perhaps this was proclaimed by a middle aged man who always regretted not taking high school drama wearing a brown bath robe from Kmart.… Register or log in to access full content
|March 30, 2013||Posted by David Sable under Blog, by David Sable|
Anton Chekhov, a Russian playwright is famous for his gun. In different ways, he is known to say, “If you put a gun on the wall in the first act, it better go off in the second or third.” It is the definitive statement of foreshadowing – putting something in the story that is a clue to be picked up later.
I played with this idea with Mr. Reynolds Makes His Case.… Register or log in to access full content