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I don't know Travis. I wouldn't be so hasty with t...

2008-04-17T03:40:00.000-05:00

I don't know Travis. I wouldn't be so hasty with the delete button. I think (from your enthusiasm) this scene has a lot of energy. Can you move it someplace else? Or shorten it / redirect it? The delete button is not always a good thing, especially when those creative jumps are there.



I have written myself into a corner, so to speak,a...

2008-04-16T12:34:00.000-05:00

I have written myself into a corner, so to speak,at work. I figured out how I wanted something to run -- and told me boss - who tried to implement it without working through the kinks. We hit a kink, and - KABLAM - "pretty, this is so not working, not so sure your idea is going to work ... " (sigh!) I want to hit DELETE during that conversation!

Taxes? Done and money in the bank!

I feel in love with the big sexy Texas sky last weekend up in Granbury. Oh my, it's so beautiful here.



Ditto Bernita about putting those deletes in a fil...

2008-04-16T10:16:00.000-05:00

Ditto Bernita about putting those deletes in a file. Could be fodder for a short story.

So, ever write yourself in a corner?

Not anymore, bro. I outline.

Ever read Back Roads?
Read it. Finished it. Liked it. Who says strippers can't write?

Have an opinion on what came first, the chicken or the egg?

I say: Egg.

TE, at the lib. the other day, two gals were talking about their gall bladder surgeries. One gal said: Eat lettuce? No way! I'm not a rabbit. Other gal said: I always put meat in my salad.

Me: smiling and thiking of Travis.

Glad to hear you're well enough to sit at the keyboard and have at the muse.



Now I want to read the part you deleted. That coul...

2008-04-16T09:43:00.001-05:00

Now I want to read the part you deleted. That could be a story itself.

Nice post.



I'd say you know your characters better than they ...

2008-04-16T09:43:00.000-05:00

I'd say you know your characters better than they know themselves, so I'm sure you'll make the right decision.

Drive in's huh? I haven't been to one since I left Ohio, WAY back when! But I never did "THAT" there, but I have kissed and stuff, but honestly, I was WAY more into movies than boys at that time.

I've never written myself in to a corner. But I sure wish I could! I don't know how writters do it. I would love to have that talent.



Somedays I feel like the queen of writing myself i...

2008-04-16T08:13:00.000-05:00

Somedays I feel like the queen of writing myself into a corner (or at least I used to). And I always find myself saying the immortal words "Write us out of this one, Joan Wilder." If I can't find a way out - like climbing out a window - I backtrack to the point where I went astray and start over. (I never totally delete anything.) It happens less often now that I have a general idea where I'm headed before I start writing, but the corner still out there waiting for me.

Hang in there, Travis. =o)



Taxes done.Don't delete it, just remove it! Put it...

2008-04-16T07:46:00.000-05:00

Taxes done.
Don't delete it, just remove it! Put it in another file, you may be able to use it elsewhere, mine it for great lines, things like that.
I'm close to being in a corner, but I think a few tweaks will get me out of it if I go back and alter one character's reactions a bit.



In my attempts to get my writing career started I'...

2008-04-16T02:39:00.000-05:00

In my attempts to get my writing career started I've read, by rough estimate, 34,000 books on writing. The only lesson or tip I can remember from any of them is to never end a scene if you don't know what happens next.

With me, my main problem is writing between the high points. I know where the big scenes will be, and I want to write those immediately. Having to be patient bugs me, sometimes.




2008-04-16T02:37:00.000-05:00

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I wrote myself into a corner on one novel about 20...

2008-04-15T20:16:00.000-05:00

I wrote myself into a corner on one novel about 20,000 words into it. I set it aside with the thought that when I have more experience writing, I'll know what I need to cut and alter to make it work.



Great post Travis because I have done the exact sa...

2008-04-15T19:33:00.000-05:00

Great post Travis because I have done the exact same thing! I have written myself into corners that then lead me to writer's block for days. The only thing to do is delete. and be ruthless. Good for you for recognizing! It took me weeks to make that same recognition.



Yep, I've written myself into a corner on occasion...

2008-04-15T18:08:00.000-05:00

Yep, I've written myself into a corner on occasion. Hope you can get it all straightened out soon.

Drive-in theaters? Do those even exist anymore? There sure aren't any of them around here; they've all been paved over for strip malls. But that's life in the O.C.

Linda
http://flightsafancy.blogspot.com/



I like your 2 sentences more than Ms. O'Dell's.I'v...

2008-04-15T16:06:00.000-05:00

I like your 2 sentences more than Ms. O'Dell's.
I've painted myself into a corner before. That REALLY hurts, as it usually involves starting the entire painting over from scratch. When I've ended up in that situation I tend to merely throw the painting away & never go there again. Too painful.
When Charles visited me in Canada I took him to the drive-in...'nuff said. ;)
Yes, we've paid our taxes. Please don't remind me. You?



I had to delete a bunch of pages the other day. It...

2008-04-15T12:27:00.000-05:00

I had to delete a bunch of pages the other day. It almost literally made me sick to my stomach. All that work! And plus it wasn't badly written, either. But yep, delete away when it doesn't work.



I love your analogy about characters as teenagers....

2008-04-15T10:44:00.000-05:00

I love your analogy about characters as teenagers. That is so very fitting.

Now, I've written myself into corners plenty of times. Usually once I get to the climax when I know I need to wrap things up... but I'm not a deleter. I'm a "cut and paste it into another document and pretend I might use it later-er." Usually I don't use it, but the pain of cutting it out is, I think, lessened.



I have written myself into corners in short storie...

2008-04-15T09:20:00.000-05:00

I have written myself into corners in short stories but so far not in a novel. thank goodness.

I can relate to your comment about the characters as teenagers and how sometimes you have to put the parental foot down.