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Discussion in 'Writers' Workshop' started by pressboxramblings07, May 23, 2007.

  1. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    I once started a story about a meth addict and her struggle to get clean with a few lines from u2. So I know what you are thinking with this. I believe my editor might have pulled them off the lede and set them in their own box with attribution to Monsieur Bono.

    You let your idea guide your story instead of letting your story generate the ideas. That happens. In this industry, you have to learn to be skeptical of your own stuff. What you should have done was to make the point you wanted to make in one or two sentences and then find a way to fit it into the story.
  2. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Two nitpicks -- I'm not sure about the word "semantics" in the sentence about his musical taste. And I'm not sure it's ironic that he's named Cannon because he's "on fire" this season. Cannons fire stuff, and people have cannons for arms, but cannons are not "on fire."
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