I’m at a critical juncture

I’m at a critical point in my latest W.I.P. In effect, I’ve written myself into a literary dead-end! For the first time in over twenty-five years writing and blogging, I can honestly say that I didn’t see it coming. So now I have to decide what to do. Should I fill in what I already have with what the average reader thinks is necessary – descriptive prose? No way Jose! Far too many of today’s writers do just that, despite being told its taboo, not to mention it being detrimental to the story. I know several who still see nothing wrong with it – largely unpublished fools every one.

For your information, descriptive prose is the correct name for ‘endless detail’. It’s use was perfectly acceptable from the sixteen hundreds until mid-way through the twentieth century. No more. So what I have to do is add a secondary story within the existing storyline. Confused? Unless you are a published writer, you will be. I can tell you that while it sounds straight forward, it’s anything but!

Well, thats it for now. Until next time when I’ll let you know how its going…

 

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