In which advice is dispensed

Not by me. 😀

SFF writer Elizabeth Bear says, among other things

Dare to suck.

It’s a good post and as I normally lie down and die when I hit this part:

3) Page 150

The dreaded 30K wall. Oh, this one is legend. What’s happened here is that you have finished the setup for the story, and now you have to develop it. This is known as “writing the middle,” and it’s one of the hardest parts of the job. Many of us consider this a good time to get a character laid, send in a man with a gun, or sit everybody down for a nice meal and to convene a Royal Commission On The Plot.

it’s advice I should probably print out and stick on my wall.


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