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My novel, in the works...

The primary difficulty I've come across in writing my novel involves saying all the things I hope to convey in narrative and dialogue rather than direct statements about these people. "Subtlety" becomes more and more in my eyes the true art of the author: the ability to introduce you to a character whose life encompasses those thoughts, actions, ideologies with which we are all familiar, guide you into their daily dilemmas, treat you to their philosophical outcomes, and thus show you yourself and your world in them without once your ever knowing that we had intentionally journeyed together through this.

The secondary difficulty involves simply writing it.

My life fails not to supply ample characters for a mighty work, rather my ability to truly capture them on paper does.

To a novel, a life, a character in progress, cheers!

-rkc

Comments

Matt Mikalatos said…
Miss Rachel--

I got your comments on my own opus just a few days ago and wanted to say thanks. Your comments were incisive and immensely helpful. If I can ever return the favor I'd be glad to read anything you're working on.

Matt

p.s. Now you are stuck forever on my "people who will be forced to read my books whether they are good or not" list.

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