Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week:

  1. I’m putting together a focus group of about 8-10 subscribers to help provide guidance about the future of The Whole Megillah. If you are interested in participating in a brief Zoom session after the holidays to share thoughts and ideas, please comment below or send an email to barbarakrasner(at)att(dot)net.
  2. What genre interests you most for your own writing?
  3. I had a breakthrough in revising a short story this week. Find a place in your writing where your character glosses over something. Write the details of what’s been glossed over for 10 minutes. Now, find a place in your writing where your character poses a rhetorical question. List five possible answers to that question, including opposites. Choose one that generates the most energy for you. Write in the voice of your character for that response for 10 minutes. When I did this, I decided to get rid of a second narrator and change the main character’s voice from third to first. I think, too, I now found the core message of the story. Try it! Let me know how it goes.

L’shana tova!

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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4 Responses to Mid-Week Notes

  1. steve pollack says:

    Yes, try it. Experiment. Make your own rules or no rules

  2. Happy to be part of a Zoom focus group for you.

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