Once again, the Literature Community is taking over projecteducate and this time it's to work on our prose writing. What better way than to go back to basics, right?
What is prose?
Okay, maybe not that basic. Over the course of the week, we're going to be educating (or re-educating) you on the fundamentals of prose. Simple things that we overlook, but hear about constantly when receiving feedback and critique. You know, the flow of your story, crazy text walls, your dialogue and it's effectiveness, point of view and NOT switching it in the middle of the story, even how to start your story to have an effective hook and a bunch more but we don't want to give away all the surprises!
And since I don't have fancy schmancy GIFs to share :
I keep six honest serving men. (They taught me everything I know); Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who. -Rudyard Kipling
Books aren't written, they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it... -Michael Crichton
Writers aren't exactly people, they're a whole lot of people trying to be one person. -F. Scott Fitzgerald
[The Writer's] standard of fidelity to the truth should be so high that his invention, out of his experience, should produce a truer account than anything factual can be. -Ernest Hemingway
People on the outside think there's something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn't like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that's all there is to it. -Harlan Ellison
There are three rules for writing. Unfortunately, no one can agree what they are. -Somerset Maugham
Before you leave, answer some questions and join the conversation:
- What is prose to you?
- Do you have a preferred genre?
- Who's your favorite writer (dA and/or otherwise)?
- What are you looking forward to learning about this week?
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