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Learning to Love Editing: Taking Holly's Advice

About twelve years ago I got advice about how to write and edit a story from the incomparable hollyblack, and I’ve finally, FINALLY managed to wrap my head around it and put it to use.<p>Well, that’s not completely fair. I have been using Holly’s advice for years in my fanfiction dalliances, but in my head that doesn’t entirely count, because fanfiction is a happy fantasyland for me, and I never edit fanfiction. So until now her advice and approach around editing has been sitting in reserve in my …

artbymoga:

Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.<p>This sure sounds great. But if you scratch the surface of it, it’s actually pretty ugly.<p>The basic assumption here is that working class people, people who have regular jobs to support themselves and their families, somehow failed make the right choice in their lives. That or, you know, they’re just not creative people like we are.<p>There is nothing wrong with having a day job, or deciding that you …

sherlocked-for-life:

How are you feeling?<p><i>Yeah, not bad. A bit… smoked.</i><p>Right.<p>What a wonderfully fraught moment, don’t you think? This is their first real conversation after Sherlock effected his disastrous jumping-out-of-a-cake return and John told him to fuck off. This is Sherlock after he resigned himself to not having John back in his life and started hearing John berate him in his head instead. This is after John quietly decided he couldn’t stay away, and stood there in front of the door preparing himself to …

One Small Lesson from my First Attempt at Editing

I am new to editing, as I’ve said before. I spent many years pounding keys and hoping that a well-shaped story would spontaneously emerge. Then more recently I discovered how to separate out all the different creative processes that go into writing, I learned more about story structure, and I’ve begun to be more deliberate with my ideas through brainstorming, planning, and outlining. Now, for the first time, I’m learning to edit a large piece of writing.<p>I have learned a single thing, so of …

Inside his head, Sherlock is an ordinary man

Inside his head, Sherlock is an ordinary man. He’s slow, hopeful, and confused. He cries. He feels panic, sadness, love, determination, and despair. He wants things he can’t have. He tries to accomplish things he isn’t sure he can. Inside his head, he isn’t trying to impress anyone. He’s only given orders, told things as if they’re obvious, pushed around, slapped, mocked, and abandoned. He is ordinary the way other ordinary people are.<p>You could say this is his deepest self, but I think there …

shylocks:

Suddenly remembering how little John knows about how desperately and ludicrously in love with him Sherlock is and that he has no idea he was dying letting himself die letting himself go and literally came back to life at a mention of his name and climbed the stairs of their first crime scene together in tears and in agonizing pain while feeling the wallpaper of 221b just to go back to him