Creative Writing Tip: Going Deeper in Your Fiction


Creative Writing with the Crimson League

1341529_shoreline_rocks_2We authors–at least, authors who are like me–are always aware of a need to take a first draft deeper. To connect with the characters more, make them more alive.

This is particularly true in my case, as I have a simple, precise style and my first drafts are rather minimalist. (Are you that way, a fellow Hemingway? Or are you a Faulkner?)

But what does “going deeper” mean? What’s the difference between going deeper and adding fluff?

Writing is never easy, and it’s not something you can do alone: you will always need beta readers and editors to help you fill in holes and iron out the excess.

Still, there are general ways I find myself taking a draft “deeper” before I ever send it off to beta readers.

  • I CUT DOWN ON WHAT FEELS SUPERFLUOUS. A book can only have so many words, after all, and you…

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Playing with identity and authenticity: Hetain Patel at TEDGlobal 2013


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“I don’t know how to introduce this, so I’ll just say, ‘Hetain Patel,'” says TED curator Chris Anderson. So no one knows what to expect, and that’s as may be, because this is some crazy right here.

Patel walks onstage and crouches in a chair next to the dancer Yuyu Rau. He speaks a few sentences in Mandarin, and Rau proceeds to translate. “If I may, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and my artwork. I was born and raised near Manchester in England, but I’m not going to say it in English to you. I’m trying to avoid any assumptions that might be made from my northern accent.”

It’s at this point that the audience begins to get the sense that something is up. Patel continues: “The only problem with my Chinese Mandarin is I can only speak this one paragraph, which I…

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Linda Evangelista by Karl Lagerfeld for Vogue Germany July 2013


the CITIZENS of FASHION

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Vogue Germany July 2013 issue :
Editorial: Bella Di Giorno
Model: Linda Evangelista
Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
Styling: Christiane Arpt

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ARCHITEMENT E-NEWSLETTER


· Art Vs Architecture /Arts are having two modes of representation: Visual Arts & Performing Arts
· Communication is an important aspect of arts than ARCHITECTURE and architectural theoryhas…

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ARCHITEMENT E-NEWSLETTER


· Art Vs Architecture /Arts are having two modes of representation: Visual Arts & Performing Arts
· Communication is an important aspect of arts than ARCHITECTURE and architectural theory has often borrowed imagery or made analogy (similarity in some way) to these arts. We can discuss theses in particular:
Drawing NATURE LITERATURE Dance Music

All these arts may be seen in terms of a language used for communication.

SEEING THE CITY AS PALIMPSEST – PART III


The artists working for the Timurids were responsible for the development of a true national style of Persian painting. were great patrons of the arts of the book. One of the earliest Timurid paintings in the Burnett collection represents a pair of lovers in a garden, probably Humay and Humayun. It is unusually large, measuring I9 Y by 12 9/6 inches, and comes from the same manuscript of Rashid ad-Din’s Jami at-Tawarikh, or “Universal History,” as the Jonah and the Whale in the Metropolitan Mu-seum.

and those were the reasons

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The peeling paste-up

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR forms of street art in Melbourne is the paste-up: printed or drawn posters adhered to city walls with a wheat-based glue. The physical insubstantiality of paste-ups renders them particularly ephemeral — they do not have the ‘sticking power’ of paint — yet this also makes them particularly ‘active’ components of the city footprint. The effects of time and human interface are readily wrought upon their surface. Older paste-ups peel away from the walls on which they are stuck; new ones are pasted over them, perhaps in turn to be painted over by following artists, tagged by graffitists, or torn down by council cleaning teams. For artist Miso, the traces of the ‘life’ of the poster are part of its appeal as an art form:

There is a certain excitement in nature and the city reclaiming that piece and the way people interact…

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