Lesson 19 is all about words and has been awesome. I love words and considered myself articulate. I may be but this lesson has underscored the point Holly makes that every word should have a function and be in the story for a reason.
I have removed clutter, talking heads, inconsistencies, ensured actions have consequences and that the whole thing flows. It is difficult to know how well it flows after being so close to this story for so many weeks; that is flows more fluidly than it did I do not doubt!
One problem has arisen: the ending is limp. It hasn’t got that nice, rounded, satisfactory feel I was hoping for. Now that I’ve had a go at writing various endings, it’s on the backburner to bubble away for a while.
And now…on to Lesson 20.
Wherever you are in Holly’s course, keep working away at it. Sometimes things move fast; more often it’s hard work. There’s always something new to learn though.
And if you haven’t done any of Holly Lisle’s writing courses then you might want to check out her website http://hollylisle.com/ .