Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Workshop 2: rewrites that need to be unwritten

My story went up for workshop again yesterday. We were a day ahead of the other fiction class, so my professor offered the option to workshop rewrites. I volunteered, wanting opinions on the changes I'd made to my last draft.

Yikes. Apparently some of those changes didn't go over so well, and in my effort to provide more information about some of the characters (that was lacking in the first draft), my story turned into one big flashback. Some people still don't buy certain characters, which is good to know, but I was a little frustrated that they weren't more specific as to why they don't understand them. I have an entire stack of critique letters, and none of them mention the believability of the characters. I was a little bummed about it, not because they gave me criticism, but because I thought I was closer to having a solid draft, and now I realize I've moved farther and farther away from it.

Now it's back to the blank Word document again. I'm doing a complete rewrite this time, keeping the same plot and characters but changing the structure. I promise you guys will be able to read this at some point! Maybe once I'm happy with it, I'll post it on here.


  1. I hate when that happens :( Good luck with the rewrites though, hopefully this time you'll get it!

  2. I'll say again: editing = evil.

    Seriously, though, I know your story will end up being phenomenal, and I'm looking forward to reading it :)

  3. Hi, I hope you don't mind but I've included you in a writing related tag on my blog. Hope you'll come check it out!


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