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Transcript of Novel Writing
Baby Steps Complete 100 total hours
25 with my mentor
Write a novel with at least 150 pages
Enter my novel into a writing contest
Completed 400 total hours
27 with mentor
373 individually Skills and Techniques
Scrivener & Publishing
Completing & Publishing my Novel
Scrivener & Publishing
Edit and Prepare for Publishing Skills and Techniques
Publishing & Planning
Publishing my Novel & Entering a Writing Contest
Present Novel The reason people want M.F.A.’s,
take workshops with fancy names
when all you can really
learn is a few techniques,
typing instructions and some-
body else’s mannerisms
is that every artist lacks
a license to hang on the wall
like your optician, your vet
proving you may be a clumsy sadist
whose fillings fall into the stew
but you’re certified a dentist.
The real writer is one
who really writes. Talent
is an invention like phlogiston
after the fact of fire.
Work is its own cure. You have to
like it better than being loved. The Story for the Future Best school assignment ever!
Love & Focus
Edge of Glory!
It isn't a career. Phase One Skills and Techniques
Researching, Beginning, & Editing a Novel
Starting the Novel & Keeping it Going
Starting the Novel
Brainstorm, Write, & Enjoy! Phase Two Skills and Techniques
More Editing & Scrivener
Scrivener & Continuing my Novel
Location & Timing
Improve Editing & Continue Writing Research Paper Epilogue I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way
Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins....
The rest is still unwritten
"Unwritten" ~ Natasha Bedingfield The Choice to Censor
Thesis: Book banning harms readers, libraries, and the author.
Counterargument: Literary censorship protects the youth of America.
Conclusion: Book banning is a right that belongs to parents and should only be used on their kids. Talent is what they say
you have after the novel
is published and favorably
reviewed. Beforehand what
you have is a tedious
delusion, a hobby like knitting.
Work is what you have done
after the play is produced
and the audience claps.
Before that friends keep asking
when you are planning to go
out and get a job.
Genius is what they know you
had after the third volume
of remarkable poems. Earlier
they accuse you of withdrawing,
ask why you don’t have a baby,
call you a bum. An Exercise in Editing http://www.chelseyjguy.com/