Wednesday, January 16, 2008

i've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Beth the Wicked Flower Girl, for this meme. Here are the rules:

*Link back to the person who tagged you.
*List three things that you believe are necessary to make writing good and powerful.
*Tag five others and comment at their blog informing them that they’ve been tagged with this award!

So, three things that make writing good and powerful.....

1. the right detail. the devil may be in ALL the details, but god is in the right one. discerning what information is necessary, what isn't and how to present that information can sometimes consume acres of drafts.
2. sensory images that engage all a reader's senses and elicit physical reactions from the reader - chills, tears, laughter, nausea. make me feel something - really feel it - and you've got me hooked.
3. passion. the writer must have passion for the story, for the characters and for the art and craft of writing itself. you shouldn't be doing this for the money. if you are, there are far easier and more immediately rewarding ways.

I tag:

Cynwrites: a blog for grownups
Vale of Evening Fog
Walk in the Woods
Sometimes You Feel like a Nut
Cottage of Blog2

2 comments:

Stacie said...

Your story is FULL of sensory images. When reading I feel very physical reactions - goosebumps, hair rising on my neck, chills, and some nausea. Real fear, too afraid to take the dog outside fear. Glad to see you practice what you preach! ;-)

Beth is wfg said...

Thanks for playing along, Annie! I always love your reading your posts. It seems like even on the blog, you take the time to follow these rules. :)