For me, a novel's 2nd draft is where the work gets done. The first draft is fun -- filled with flights of fancy, expedient shortcuts, and little regard for strict adherence to continuity. Going into [...]
Well, I finally did it. I participated in a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I'm still trying to evaluate the experience. It was certainly interesting.
This week marks the 30-year anniversary of emoticons. Some purists hate them, but I think they've been a wonderful addition to our written language. Honestly, even a writer doesn't always want to exert the effort to write and re-write a phrase so that it is clearly nuanced.
Sadly, I'd probably still be toiling or spinning (apparently I view holidays as suitable only for the lilies of the field). The Single Screenwriter: Six Reasons Why Screenwriters Deserve A Holiday.