Well, How DO You?
We’ve all played around with the notion of writing fiction, haven’t we? I know I have. And so it was with great pleasure that I read the Chrononautic Log’s recent post Ten Things I Don’t Know About Writing. Because frankly, I don’t know a lot of these things either. If any authors would like to solve the mystery, feel free.
My favorite thing this writer didn’t know how to do was #3:
How to have your protagonist learn something without having another character talk about it for six pages. (Failing that: How to get characters talking without sitting them down at a table and serving drinks.)
Particularly difficult when your characters aren’t even teenagers yet.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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