All authors started somewhere. We’ve discussed this before. However, when authors look back at their earliest writing, there may be a mix of reactions. Childhood writing would be simple, but how about teenage writing?
It was so boring! I had a tendency to wax poetic about the oddest things, and it would make scenes drag on and on and on forever. I also hated to kill my darlings, so I would get chapters and chapters full of beautiful prose… with little to no plot progression or serious relevance.
Also, I used to headhop. Like a madman. I don’t know what was wrong with me haha.
Years back I was editing a crime novel based on the story of Persephone. That book’s tucked away, but I surprised myself with how much…
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