During this year’s Write-a-thon, most of my effort was in making more editing passes on The Dragon Universe: Utopia Origins.
During last year’s Write-a-thon when I was preparing a draft of Utopia Origins for my beta readers to review. Since then, I have made multiple revisions and additional editing passes honing the manuscript to perfection, or as close as I can get.
I also worked on other projects during the year and sent out more short story submissions. I sent one a few days ago and will send out others when the target markets open for submissions.
For now, I’m creating a glossary for Utopia Origins and working on more projects.
I’m participating in the Clarion West Write-a-thon again this year. If you wish to contribute to Clarion West by sponsoring me, go to my event page and select the Donate Now button.
Most of my effort during this write-a-thon is editing my Utopia Origins anthology — a collection of five stories that tell the tales of a few of the courageous heroes, both human and dragon, who challenged their societies’ beliefs and in so doing changed the world.
For one of my editing steps, I examined dialogue. I wrote a macro in MS Word that extracts dialogue into a compilation that removes the dialogue from context. This gave me distance that helped me refine the words. The task was tedious, but I definitely improved the content.
Now I’m doing another read-through. While doing that, I’m collecting a list of characters and glossary terms for an appendix at the end of the book.
I completed a couple of editing passes on my The Dragon Universe: Utopia Origins collection of stories, participated in a couple of Write-a-thon classes on Zoom, and watched several other presentations. The Write-a-thon has been a skill building and inspiring event. Thank you Clarion West.
Now I continue with the final editing pass of Utopia Origins before sending it to beta readers.
At the end of the 2020 Clarion West Write-a-thon, I’m approaching the end of Fear Fallacy Friend‘s first draft and the beginning of the revision process. Also, details about a character for the next story have been collected because we briefly meet that character in this story. The future is looking bright for all involved.
I’m participating in the Clarion West Write-a-thon again this year.
The Write-a-thon is a fundraiser for the Clarion West Writers Workshop. If you wish to donate to Clarion West, I invite you to go to my Clarion West Write-a-thon writer’s page and click on the Sponsor Lester D. Crawford button.
This year I’m working toward the completion of Fear Fallacy Friend, a story of a human and a dragon overcoming their differences to create a partnership that changes their world.
My goal of designing another short story and beginning the writing of it has been met with the completion of the design of my Sten and Spice story and the beginning of the writing of the story.
Everything I’ve written recently has had a single point-of-view character. This story has two. The story is actually two stories that touch multiple times as the plot progresses. Conflict occurs between the two characters at those moments when the characters interact, but also, between the moments when the stories touch, the characters experience conflict with others who don’t like what they’re doing during those moments when the two characters are interacting. Ultimately, it all comes crashing down at the end.
This story is fun, but it is a considerable challenge.
Again this year, I’m participating in the Clarion West Write-a-thon.
This year the Write-a-thon corresponds with me beginning a new short story. I’m in the design phase. As I began structuring the story’s plot and character change arcs, I realized I needed more details in the back-stories of the world and its characters. First step became defining a clear timeline for past events so all of the stories that occur in this story world flow logically.
While I’m improving my writing craft skills, I’m having fun and I’m learning.
The Write-a-thon is a fundraiser for the Clarion West Writers Workshop. If you wish to donate to Clarion West in my name, go to my Clarion West Write-a-thon writer’s page and click on the Sponsor Lester D. Crawford button.
For this year’s Clarion West Write-a-thon, I worked on my short story skills. One story is in the submission phase looking for a market to call home. A draft of a second story is finished and is now being edited. The story is slightly long for my target markets, but with some work, it will be made right. After editing, my Alpha and Beta Readers will look at it and their suggestions will be applied as appropriate. Then it will begin its submission phase.
Word Cloud and Pages for draft of You and I will Change the World