A Conversation for Writing Right with Dmitri - Writing Terror

Trouble with writing now

Post 1

Minorvogonpoet

The trouble with writing now is that many of the best descriptions have been used. smiley - sadface

So, when Mark Twain wrote 'My heart jumped up amongst my lungs', that was good. If you wrote that now, you'd be accused of being cliched. smiley - sigh

Our writing tutor's recommendation was to concentrate on the details of the scene - the sticks cracking, the smoke rising from the fire etc, rather than too much about the feelings of the protagonist.


Trouble with writing now

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

I think you can do both, myself. smiley - smiley Use the details to mirror the feelings of the protagonist. smiley - whistle


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