Show, not Tell

There are 3 rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

Lesson 3

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Here is our third lesson. We had an inkling about this lesson a few days ago but it didn’t really sink in until today:

Do not do revisions until after you are finished writing. It’s probably okay to pass around your first chapter for major critique before writing the rest completely, but if you are being thoroughly critical of everything you write, as you write it, it is slow and often discouraging.

I think we’ll stop revising after chapter three and just write like I know we want to. Free fingers, spin your tales and your lies!


Written by Jessica Lei

July 27, 2010 at 1:34 am

Posted in Lessons, Revising

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