Burned Out

Posted on 14 October 2011

Chapter Five: Purpose

I am actually rather burned out right now. Not on writing, but more just on thinking. So, no blog. I was going to put up some crazy self-affirming “I am a writer” spiel, but meh. Maybe another day. I was going to put up some deeply philosophical spiel I’ve already wrote about the older Conan the Barbarian movie, but I can’t find it, so I think it is on a different computer. So bleh. So you get me saying “Here’s your chapter! Now get off my lawn!” Or something like that.

I told you I’d get back to Markus! Let’s see how long I can stay writing about him. (hint, he is barely in next week’s chapter.) I’m already starting to wonder if I have things starting to spiral out of control. What’y’all think? To I have too many main characters/major characters? Be honest.


1 comment to Burned Out

  • Deoxy says:

    You don’t have too many for the story, but you might have too many for YOU.

    Keeping all the characters coherently straight enough for the readers without bogging down gets exponentially harder as you add more characters, and the skill to do that seems to exist separately from other skills of good writing – that is, one can be a good writer, but not good at keeping that many characters clear and easy to follow. And vice versa, I suppose.

    So, I’m keeping them all straight just fine so far, but check with other readers, and check with yourself – if it’s too many, clarity will suffer.

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