26 March, 2013

More things inspirational

I think I'll let the Boss highlight the ideas for revisionary work. Even though he refers to screenplays, the principle can be applied to novels and short stories and so on....

Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips


  1. On his list (and of course, I don't write screenplays but...) I have the most trouble with finishing stuff. Usually because I think, "This story isn't good enough", so I stop. I probably have 4 or 5 picture book stories that are 75% finished. I really need to keep going and see where they take me.

    Good link, though. He gives good advice :)

    1. The story I'm writing now, Uncertain Heirs, is only 75% complete. That's because I finished chapter 9, then decided to put in the supernatural aspect. It was, literally, the missing piece of the mystery in my novel. I can't finish without the paranormal factor, so I've gone back to work it in throughout the first 9 chapters. It also allows me to lay more groundwork and hints towards the outcome. I suspect by the time I've done all of that, I will have the completed novel. Then, and only then, will I really be able to work on the other suggestions Joss made.



Ash Litton

Ash Litton is a writer and lover of sci-fi, fantasy, and all things fictional. She is the author of Thoroughbred, Evening Hallow, Comeuppance, and Cabover Cabaret, and works on other Appalachian Dream Tales between her ongoing novel projects. She's also written No Diet, No Surgery, No Sweat, an ebook chronicling her weight-loss journey.

When she's not writing, she's drawing, and when she's not doing either of those, she's dreaming up new projects to work on. Born and raised in rural West Virginia, Ash has always wondered what things lay hidden in the hills around her. She attended West Virginia University, where she studied the English language before returning home to her family in rural West Virginia.