Entries in Craft Of Writing (2)

That Which First Troubled Us

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A brooding thought or two...

Check out Blind Man's Amazon Page I aspire to literary fiction - but I think I may be more of a crusader-novelist than I would like to admit. I haven't written in other genres (or on second thought maybe I have and just don't know it yet) so I really don't know what it would be like to do so. I imagine that genre writers do a good deal more of preplanning, you know, of the sort that requires outlines and careful, even meticulous, attention to things like plot points and how to best position them along the line of the story the better to form 'mind blowing' (hyperbole mine) transitions from beginning to middle to end - all well and exceedingly good no doubt. On the other hand, writing literary fiction - if that is what I am trying to do - seems messier and I think must involve a fair amount of brooding, imagining hairline fractures (where none exist) or just fumbling about aimlessly in the dark. Here's a quote from Eudora Welty that I think speaks to this. From The Eye of the Story / On Plot and The Crusader Novelist: "With a blueprint to work with instead of a vision, there is a good deal that we as the crusader-novelist must be at pains to leave out. Unavoidably, I think, we shall leave out one of the greatest things.

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The 'N-word' in literary fiction.

I'm excited by a few upcoming events. My book giveaway on Goodreads will begin on the 5th of January and will run for 30 days. I'll be giving away 30 Trade Paperback Copies of Then Like the Blind Man / Orbie's Story and am trying to think of ways to let Goodread members know about it. I've taken out an ad on Goodreads to run concomitantly with the giveaway. That should help. I'm also considering another such ad on Facebook but am not sure yet how I might set that up.  Blah Blah Blah  Anyway, my blood sugar must also be up and coming as I feel something akin to a hissing inside both my ears. Must be the cinnamon rolls I et for lunch, all that candied icing. Yum.

Anyway, the Kindle version of Then Like the Blind Man will

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