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Sender: Open discussions on the writer's craft <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 09:45:08 -0600
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From: "deborah a. chester" <[log in to unmask]>
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All these tips are good ones.  I like Chandler's the best.  Nothing like an
alligator over the transom to wake up the reader... and yourself.  Even if you
have planned everything carefully, you can still get bored with your own
material and let the momentum falter.


Vicky Woodward wrote:

> How about this for a solution --  Write a story without a sag in the middle.
> I think if your story is sagging in the middle, you've got a bad story.
> Take your favorite story (StarWars, Anna Karenina, One Hundred Years of
> Solitude, whatever) and good luck finding the sag.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kent Graham" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 11:48 AM
> Subject: Re: [PWA-L] Sagging Middles
> > And here's another:
> >
> > "Middle sag, I never seem to suffer from it. I do write a simple,
> > chapter by chapter step sheet though, listing the scenes I'm going to
> > use in about 6 words per scene. It helps keeps me on track, and doesn't
> > have to be adhered to strictly. (scenes can be added, moved or deleted)"
> >
> > So, anyone else find something that works?  Or, perhaps better yet,
> > something that simply did not work?
> >
> > Scribite!
> > ->kg
> > --
> > J. Kent Graham
> > JMC Adjunct Instructor
> > Copeland Hall, Room 101
> > 325-2721 or 819-9543