And speaking of new projects, which I will do later, check out Justine Larbalestier's post about Writing Liar with Scrivener:
"In the acknowledgements of Liar I wrote the following: “Without Scrivener this book would most likely not exist.” Ever since people have been asking me to please explain. Here, at long last, is my explanation."Interesting. I use Scrivener, too. It's a writing program that gives me some freedom to play with new writing, to practice what writer Alison McGhee once referred to as the lego block technique of drafting--you move pieces of writing around until you find what works where. Working with bits of a book is like working with colors on your palate. Which color adds depth or clarity to the whole when paired with another? Which is needed here? And here?
It's also like working with building blocks: which block of story needs a bit more support? What if I add this block, here?
Of course, a lot of it is intuition. With Scrivener, I can follow a more intuitive process. I can say, Why Qilaa needs to do something here. Maybe she needs to do something with that rock she found on the beach... So I label a section on Scrivener Qila and the Rock and there it sits until one day it hits me, no pun intended, and I know what she's going to do with that rock. So I write it.
Writing a first draft is not at all a linear process for me. How about you?
Okay, here's the photo, courtesy of my daughter Aaluk. I like it.
Nikki posted a wonderful NBA reflection on her blog. Her book Bronx Mascarade was a book I studied when I decided to make My Name is Not Easy a multi-voiced telling.