Saturday, June 18, 2011

Assessment

As I work to finish the last quarter of my novel, I've been concerned about hitting all the marks of a "good" story. My experience and education is in journalism, not creative writing (although some may argue journalism is the same as creative writing these days). Sure, I could take a class on story structure, the art of writing a novel, or similar, but who has the time? So, I am forging ahead, using the knowledge I do have from reading and attending conferences, just wanting to finish and "fix it in post" as they say about mistakes in the film world.

I know my super awesome writing group, the Inkers, will call me out on anything that doesn't ring true. But as I was fishing around on the internet for some sort of checklist to help me judge if I'm on track with all the essentials of storytelling, I found a blog featuring a scorecard of sorts that I thought I would share in case it is helpful to others. It made me feel a bit better about my direction, although there are areas that definitely need to be strengthened.

Now I must go and actually write something so I can get that last quarter done.


1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read your finished draft. So close.

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