Saturday, May 08, 2010

Back on the blogging wagon

First rose of the year in our patio

A friend reminded me today that I've fallen off the blogging wagon. Guilty, your honor.

My writers' groups have had interesting guests this month: Robin Romm at Mesilla Valley Writers and Rus Bradburd at El Paso Writers' League. Both seemed like seasoned presenters as they spoke about their own works and about the writing process. Bradburd spoke of the need for writers to write against the readers' expectations and to avoid the familiar. Writing about losing is more interesting than writing about winning, he said, because losing (and conflict) reveal character.


Anonymous said...

I have to agree with your friend that writing about characters who are losing things is always more interesting than characters who are on top. Plus it makes the conflict easier to develop.
Thanks for sharing.

vonda said...

Thank you, Bob. My day is complete now. :-)
The rose was the perfect choice of photos for this day.

Helen Ginger said...

Both of those are excellent pieces of advice. Thanks.

Straight From Hel