not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake


9169 words. Official pace goal is 10K, so I continue to catch up.

I took a break and reread the part of the Orson Scott Card's Characters and Viewpoint that I hadn't read closely before--the part about viewpoint, which is irrelevant to me when writing screenplays. In fact, I've found writing a novel both a blessing and a curse; I've gotten so used to the screenplay format restrictions, that it's both a joy to get to write someone's thoughts, but also a problem in that most of time I tend towards writing cinematically. In fact, after reading the aforementioned Card thing, I felt like perhaps I was being way too dialogue-heavy--detailing every word of a conversation instead of describing it in generall, but I picked a random Steven Brust Draegera novel and verified that, indeed, conversations are generally conducted literally there. Still, I find myself sometimes writing a scene, and then going back and peppering it with the character's thoughts.
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