Wherein I endeavour to share writerly advice lightened with humour, pictures and a dollop of 1930s-1940s history.
What a colorful post! Loved it. I try to avoid those holes at all costs, but I always have so many that I spend a lot of time mending.
Carol; Mending takes more time than you'd ever think. I try to avoid the holes too, but they're always there.
There should have been a sinister grin in the hole!Wednesdays are great on this blog!MaribethGiggles and Guns
Now I feel like knitting and not writing. :) That's exactly how my mind and book are sometimes. I bundle of tangles.CD
Maribeth; Thanks for saying that! A sinister grin would be appropriate for the hole, wouldn't it?Clarissa; This might be my problem - I don't knit. I do have loads of tangles, though.
All for the reader to unravel it again...Thanks, Elspeth!Michele
Great post. Enjoy your picture story telling.MasonThoughts in Progress
Mason; Thanks! I enjoy creating them.
haha brilliant post- hence the phrase 'spinning a good yarn'
Eeleen; Exactly! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!
Elspeth - Once again you've been able to tell the story of writing in pictures. I just love this analogy, too. Writiing really is knitting together the story. Going back and fixing those holes, though? No fun.
Escellent "string" of visual similes, Elspeth!Marvin D Wilson
Very fun post! I love the pictures!
Margot; Why are there always holes? I suspect giant killer moths.Old Silly; Aren't you clever? Thanks!Stephanie; I'm glad you enjoyed it.Elizabeth; Thanks!
as usual you've been in my head! you and those wooly sheep... tangles and unwoven ends is what I'm finding. so thanks for laying it out dear person.
What a delightful post. Now, I want to start knitting. But that may be a lot easier than writing, because it is so much easier to unravel and start again.
I've always thought of writing as weaving a tapestry, but knitting works too.
Jan; The sheep find their way everywhere. Good luck with the tangles and unwoven ends - I'm in exactly the same place.Rayna; I can't knit to save my life - crochet yes, knitting no.Terry; A tapestry is a wonderful metaphor for a book - what a lovely idea.
Loved it. The high point of my week is when I finally get back to your blog and start reading through all the good stuff I've missed. You are one of the most creative people I know.
Patricia; What an kind and generous thing for you to say. Thank you.
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