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Saturday, January 26, 2008

in which I figure out it will never work

Oh, damn.

This phrase at tumperkin's place "fierce authors" caught my eye.

It's a great phrase and I nodded along and I agree. Impassioned, fierce. That's what readers want. That booming back-beat sort of music--nothing wispy--directed and intense that moves your belly. Stories with boiling hot action, anger, hunger...intensity. I'm reading those books and I can feel that word fierce in everything, from the plots, characters to word choices.

That isn't me or my writing. At my very best, I approach EF Benson's pace.

There are only so many slots for the wispy stuff. Please, fate, don't make me have to go back to writing magazine articles again. I really like writing fiction.

4 comments:

  1. Okay, I'm going to try to post this again...

    So, I suppose "pensive" is out? I don't do fierce either. I'd be happy to achieve "a studied and thoughtful portrayal."

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  2. Pensive is in. You're in. I refuse to take part in world of books that doesn't have slots for Bonnie Dee.

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  3. Of course this isn't much consolation BD. We can see my awesome book world shifting powers in all the rejections I'm getting. Two today!

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  4. Pensive is good. Sometimes I don't wantz hte fierceness. Ya know: Mary Balogh, Georgette Heyer, etc.

    And I might mention that Direct Deposit was obliquely referred to in that post - cos I really liked it.

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