How can one write different but keep it the same? This article discusses that thought provoking question.
“Write something different, but keep it the same.” This was one of those perplexing statements made by a teacher addressing a group of novice novelists at a conference. I don’t remember what the class was called or who did the teaching. It was over a decade ago. I only know I latched on to the “different.” I was nearly done with the rough draft of my practice novel, which in my opinion fell into the “same” category. I went ahead and finished the novel, proposed it, talked about it. Stuck it in a drawer. Then I studied, learned how to self-edit, and got active with a critique group. I guess I’m good at backing up. But I don’t recommend it. Learn more.