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|Me, National Gallery London|
my head against, is reading and re-reading Jack and Bob’s blog; it’s like taking a
cliff notes literature class. This particular section on Story and Myth http://weekendnovelist.com/website_rewrite/weekend_novelist_blog/?page_id=316
helped me get back in touch with my main protagonist core story. It facilitated in guiding me out of the way of the story I’m trying to tell. Learning to get out of our own way is a difficult skill. But, until we/I do, the story lacks the truth of the characters that inhabit it. Another exercise that is helping me reign in my story is what Jack and Bob call the ‘cut to’. See their book The Weekend Novelist http://www.weekendnovelist.com/
The ‘cut to’ (one paragraph chapter/scene descriptions ending when you ‘cut to’ the next scene – like a scene list) is helping tighten up my structure and find some cavernous holes in my story. Good luck. If you get lost in your story then seek guidance form those who have gone before…
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