Thursday, June 26, 2008

Met a published author

I met a published author for coffee last night and talked about my story idea. It definitely is more literary than genre, which I knew, but was trying to fit the writing into genre method. As we discussed it further, it became clear that I can use some of the tools of genre writers, but have to work in more detail since it has a literary slant. It will not be done quickly as I had hoped, there is too much detail, too much balance that has to be worked out in the story line, but there is hope. It was really good to meet with someone who has been through the process of idea to shelf and learn more about what I have to do as a writer, but also to meet with someone who didn't critique my work, or shut me down. Encouragement is a must for us beginners and it keeps us going.

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