Authors Answer 20 – Writing Is Challenging

Have we really done 20 of these already? This week on Authors Answer, the authors and I talk about which parts of the writing process are the most difficult for us.

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

Writing doesn’t always come easy.  In fact, it’s a rather lengthy process that is hardly easy at all.  Everyone has something they’re good at and something they find very challenging to do.  This week’s question was asked by Amy Morris-Jones.

320px-Modern-ftn-pen-cursiveQuestion 20: What element of writing (setting, characterization, plot development, etc.) do you find most challenging?

H. Anthe Davis

I think creating a coherent and controlled plot is my biggest problem.  My characters are basically people, so I’m rarely concerned about them, and I’ve been working on my setting for more than a decade so could probably detail it down to individual blades of grass if pressed.  But actually figuring out how to push all the characters into one place, keep them there, and make them do something dramatic and purposeful, can take me a long time to get right.  My first book spent a decade being rewritten until I…

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  1. Description is so hard for me! I think it’s because I used to write tv commercials and a show, and could rely on the video to show what color people’s hair and eyes were, and viewers could see for themselves the physical body type, as well as their actions (she crossed the room, he drove the car, etc…)

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