What is April A to Z?
Every April, bloggers from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers.
To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then visit as many other bloggers as you can. For the 4th year in a row, the StoryDam’s theme is writing and inspiration from our Story Dam community. We hope you enjoy them!
W is for Work with Resonance
“The bigger the issue, the smaller you write. Remember that. You don’t write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid’s burnt socks lying on the road. You pick the smallest manageable part of the big thing, and you work off the resonance.” -Richard Price
For Working With Resonance:
Keep focus on where you want the impact and write as little as possible about it.
As a writer and reader, I’ve written and read scenes drawn out past the point of necessity. So many details and purple prose where the simple sentences would have worked better.
In my plight to be better at what I do and in what I read, this quote is a reminder that the heart of a scene resonates best when it murmurs, not beats.
It helps to think about this quote beside another: “Keep it simple, stupid.”
Bio: TurtleFerret is a Graphic Designer who writes in Urban and Epic fantasy. Other interests include horror, videogames, werewolves, and screaming. Turtle can be found on Twitter (@turtleferret) and Pinterest (@amayaturtle)
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