Rehearsals are for Exploring – Writing Drafts Serve the Same Purpose

I came across a great article about using drama lessons to improve your writing. Drama Link

One piece of advice that resonated with me: rehearsals are for exploring. I recently edited the first chapter of my manuscript after receiving comments back from my editor. I still find myself taking risks, altering the story and description until I feel the paragraph is just right.

  

This lesson can be applied to multiple aspects of my life. In fact, my jazz dance teacher gave similar advice in class and reminded us it’s okay to fall down in class. It’s our place to test our boundaries!

  

Lastly, we took the cats to the vet. They know how to explore!

  

#SelfieSaturday

Check out the Pinterest page for my upcoming new book and series: https://www.pinterest.com/alanasiegel/afterlife-lessons/

Borrowed from @orsonscottcard ; The Enemy’s Gate is Down #EndersGame

Perhaps there are tests to complete and qualifications to earn before you can call yourself a fantasy fiction writer.  I felt compelled to read the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I loathed the details of physical battles, but I appreciated … Continue reading

Who said white #cats can’t jump?

Check out my white ragamuffin flying sky high!

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WRITING

Per advice from @LitAgentMarini (http://www.victoriamarini.com), I will be removing all the adverbs and adjectives from the first page of my manuscript and seeing how it fares. Should be interesting!