Writing Can Be Murder

June 29, 2007

Building the 6 Million Dollar Book

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 8:27 am

Remember the beginning of the old Six Million Dollar Man tv show?

There was a voiceover that said something like, “We can make him faster, stronger, better.”

That’s what writing a book is like. You get your idea, your plot, your characters. They make up the body of your book, but it’s the enhancements you make that make it able to leap tall buildings (or slush piles). (Yes, I know I’m mixing and matching heroic figures here.)

Every single time I think about my WIP, I’m trying to make the plot move faster, the characterization stronger, the emotional impact better. It’s still on the operating table…


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