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I’m writing action adventure, but sometimes feel my work is childish. How can I tell if I am lying to myself, whether good or bad? - Question/Answer Now Playing


I’m writing action adventure, but sometimes feel my work is childish. How can I tell if I am lying to myself, whether good or bad?

May 25, 2011

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I’m writing action adventure, but sometimes feel my work is childish. How can I tell if I am lying to myself, whether good or bad? - Question/Answer Q & A Discussion


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at May 28, 2011 - 2:00 PM
Hey, this is good stuff. Just today I'm making the usual transistion from step outline to treatment- and it's by far my least favorite part. Not doing the treatment, no. But just that in-between. The treatment is always the real storm, the step-outline a frolic in the garden (ehhh, sometimes...). There's always this anxiety of, "did I do enough research? Did I exhaust this? Is there more? Will we find it now... or later on in the treatment? How about when problems creep up?" And, as you say, 'on and on it goes.'

So thanks for the good-send off.
Temujin: Little thought on self confidence
at May 26, 2011 - 7:56 PM
Good advice.
One of the things taught (maybe still teach) to intelligence operatives is that if in the field the enemy starts shooting, it may not be at you! Stay low and believe they are shooting at someone else. You should brass it out in other words!
Another thought: maybe like how we all hate seeing ourselves on video (film is slightly different I guess) - except George Clooney - or listening to our voice on tape, we should remember we are always hypercritical of ourselves and what we see or hear is never what others see or hear.
Examine other published writers' fantasies of thought and expression.
Examine your own writing a long time later. Is what you have written stand the test of time, does it contain new thoughts or new angles? Does it go deep? Will it surprise? Will it make people stop and think? Does it conjure up new images?
Bass wrote
at May 25, 2011 - 9:34 AM
Great help.

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