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Offline Suzy_Q

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Best advice ever?????
« on: March 28, 2008, 10:45:30 PM »
 :inocent:What is the ONE best piece of advice you have learned at a conference, forum, or lecture??? :inocent:
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Re: Best advice ever?????
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 12:58:47 PM »
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Re: Best advice ever?????
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 01:18:10 PM »
"Creative writing classes are useless." (Noted author Anthony Burgess, in my creative writing class at university thirty-five years ago.)
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Re: Best advice ever?????
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 03:28:21 PM »
The first draft is the down draft, where you get your story down.  The second draft is the up draft, where you clean the story up.  (Can't remember who said this...)

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Re: Best advice ever?????
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 04:50:46 PM »
That's from Lamotte's bird by bird.  The third draft is the dental draft, where you wiggle each tooth to see if it's solid.
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