Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Revisions, nature

Take a break from writing once in a while and enjoy nature's beauty.

Once a draft is finished, the revisions start. The editing, cutting, pasting, reworking of the story to make it better. That's when the real work starts. It might take days, weeks, months, or even years to come out with a product you're really proud of. It's like anything else. To become a talented artist, you practice. To become a great musician, you practice. To become a good writer, you practice your craft.

Sometimes you get tired or overwhelmed. Take a break. Go for a walk. Enjoy nature. Visit a musuem. Take in a good movie. Read a book. A favorite book of mine is The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Her writing flows on every page. Her characters are so well developed. Her book was made into a movie, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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