Comics’ audience’s memory already contains an entirely fleshed-out story to conjure up with only the slightest reminder

Keywords: commentary , critique , entertainment , essay , film , inspiration , inspirational , memory , motivation , motivational , nostalgia , nostalgic , story , stroytelling , writing

The truth of the matter is that a memory, of any kind, is an incredibly powerful thing. Nostalgia is simply one useful manifestation of memory, and as such it carries a great amount of influence on the audience…and requires a great deal of responsibility not to misuse.

https://disneymagicfanatic.com/2020/06/18/the-power-of-nostalgia-and-how-its-been-misused

It’s only when we have books that blur the lines between genres that make this system seem daunting

Keywords: bookish thingsthoughts , monthly updates

We are just seeing a lot more blurring of the genre lines as new stories are written now, so I guess we are all about to be searching our bookstores longer than before (not that that’s bad). What are your thoughts on the classifications they use to group books? Are they effective? Are there holes? What’s the worst miss-grouping you’ve seen?

https://awritercandream.wordpress.com/2020/06/12/lowdown-on-genres-age-groups-classifying-books

Staying focused

elevator pitch , focus , genre , writing tips

Wordly Musings

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Let’s start the new year talking about writing.

I can’t tell you the number of conversations I’ve had that start with this: “I’ve got a great idea for a book…”

And then we head into ten minutes of  ‘and then K jumps into a lake, but then S has a breakdown, and J thinks he’s got fleas, and then the planet is overrun by rabid titmice, and the president decides to give it all up and go fishing…’ and I have no idea what the book is about, and the person with the great idea has even confused themselves.

A piece of editorial advice before you sit down to write: know what you’re writing.

Not in depth, perhaps. Writers work differently, and some like a good solid outline while others prefer a more meandering, let’s-see-what-happens path. Both work, if you have some sense of what you’re writing about.

For instance…

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