Monday, October 4, 2010

Things Recently Learned about my WIP

I was reminded recently while attending a Heartsaver First Aid course for work that writing material can come from just about anywhere. The instructor told a true story about an auto accident/rescue attempt that wound up costing the rescuer's life. It fits so much better than him just being killed in the crash itself. Had you told me I would change the story based on something from that class, I probably would have just laughed.

The second thing I learned based on reading I did for the Anderson's YA Conference is that a lot of YA is told in multiple voices. I'm doing that now too!

The third thing I learned (today) is how excited I am about this WIP. Ghost story + YA + in verse + kind of aimed at guys (involves sports) + multiple voices = Jim Excited.

9 comments:

Dawn M said...

Yes, I'm always amazed at where I find inspiration for writing, too. The multiple POV is tempting for me as well; I've wanted to play around with that technique for a while now. The trick is to find the right kind of story that begs to be told in that manner.

Jim Danielson said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I agree it has to be the right story. I'm a firm believer that the story dictates the best POV for a story--1st, 3rd, multiple 1st, male or female MC, etc.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Yay Jim! Glad you're excited about the WIP. I'll read any time you need a reader.

Jim Danielson said...

Thanks Suzanne! I will take you up on the offer at some point

Suzanne Casamento said...

YAY! Jim's excited! Can't wait to read!

Suzanne Casamento said...

Oh my, I'm so tired I didn't realize I already responded. Yikes. Sorry!

Read/Write/Run said...

Jim,

I found your blog while searching for other writers. I'm working on a MG novel and picture book and poetry mss. Stop by my blog if you get a chance.

Ken

Sara Latta said...

Jim, it's so interesting to see where this story is taking you. It's the same one you were working on before, with the grandfather clock, etc.?

Jim Danielson said...

No. Not the same story. This one is tween or YA and in verse. This is one you've never seen.