I tried adding a new page for my poems (none uploaded yet). In doing so the other pages seem to have disappeared somewhere. It’s time to take a trip through the ‘help’ section and find out just what I need to do to add more pages and have the menu visible.
This will take time.
I’ve not been doing much writing recently because of various disruptions (details here). What I have been doing (in addition to the said disruptions) is going through Holly Lisle’s How to Think Sideways writing course with Mystery in Morocco.
Now, I know this is doing Holly’s courses in the wrong order. It is more usual to begin with HTTS and move on to HTRYN. However, it occurred to me that there might be lessons which could shed light on some problems I’m having with revision of Mystery in Morocco. There are a couple of lessons which seem to give me exactly what I need!
The other thing which has been occupying my free waking hours is reading through five books by one of my favourite authors, looking at characterisation, plotting and so on. This is, in part, in response to the comments made by readers of The Green Ribbon. Instead of making changes immediately, I’ve been thinking about the structure of the story (possibly needs changing), and taking a look at how someone does it whose work I value highly. Yes, it might be prevarication but I’m learning a lot. 🙂
I was delighted to find HTTS Lesson 20 — How to Read Like a Writer, which goes through in a very clear way, what I’ve been trying to do. I’ve bought another copy of a book, and I’ll be going through the old copy marking it up and looking in greater detail at all the things Holly lists in this lesson. A set of coloured pens await and I can’t wait to get cracking on this lesson.
Oh! And I tidied my desk and can now see the wooden surface 🙂
Happy Easter, Everyone! Have a great holiday.