Nancy m. long
I realize there has been a long gap between updates but I mean to knock that off. First it was from working full time and now it's because I'm working on larger projects.
I have finally started revising Dr. Gorev! But not before starting two other large projects. One is a novel which I'll save talking about till next time when I have something concrete to report. The other is a writing workbook of which I'm nearly finished with the first draft.
This workbook is a kind of teaching game. The goal is to improve the writing of those who have a definite leaning towards the scary story. Each chapter explores different writing elements, relevant to all stories, and asks you to practice them. It explores things like dialogue and raising tension in a story. Each chapter has exercises for you to practice specifically on those individual concepts. There are also field trips where you're asked to go to specific places and use those settings to explore different kinds of story plots.
I'm really excited to have the finished product. This is one of those books that I just want to be in the world. I want to use it and play/practice with it. In some ways it's like a choose your own adventure book but the possibilities are endless and you don't have to feel so committed. You're not writing a whole story, you're just practicing in pieces.
I hope to have a finished product, or at least something ready to spit and polish, by June'ish. Wish me, and those who have to deal with my decisions, luck. ^_^