Sunday, September 02, 2007

Some Questions For You

I didn't intend to blog on the weekend. I was going to finish the drapes for two rooms, the Red Room o' Doom and, because it's beside the RROD, a bedroom. I decided to start on the BR drapes, as not as many people will see those, so if mistakes were to be made, that was the place to do them. I had purchased panels of drapes, and all I had to do was add some fabric to the bottom, and make tie-backs. Easy, right? Until I discovered one panel was, for some reason, a whole inch shorter than the others. After I'd added the fabric.

The Redecorating Gurus on TV never seem to have problems like this.

So while taking a break before getting the trusty seam ripper, I've come up with another September Resolution, and that's to get some feedback about this blog.

Are there any particular subjects you'd like me to address in my blog?

Any writing questions you might have?

Everybody has a unique path on the road to publication, so I'm wary of answering questions about publishing, but if you have some of those, I'll answer if I can.

Do you like short blog posts, perhaps dividing a subject up into chunks, or do you prefer them in one post?

I'm still going to blog about TV and non-writing-related activities because, well, I want to, but I'll be happy to devote Wednesday/Thursday blog time to answering questions about writing and publishing.


Christine d'Abo said...

I love reading all your posts. For me, seeing how you tackle the writing process keeps me sane. It's nice to know that it's okay to still struggle in certain areas and that things don't have to be perfect everytime.

And we need to keep getting posts on Robin Hood!

Kimber said...

I'm a short post girl.
I like reading them
and I like writing them.

I'd love to hear some ideas on how to keep characters and plots unique from book to book.

Also how to beef up the action/tension without resorting to the heroine/hero getting kidnapped by the baddie scenario.

Those are the major issues I'm having right now (that and the series question which you so kindly answered).

Anonymous said...

Hi Margaret,

I'm taking a break from blogs so I almost missed your question.

Here's what I love about your blog:

You are the voice of calm, the voice of experience, and a darn fine writer. So, I have no suggestions about your blog, no suggested topics, just wanted to say I really like it. I never know what I'm going to read when I "visit" with you.


Margaret Moore said...

Thank you so much, everyone! At some point, I must blog about the different film versions of Robin Hood -- ones I like, one that stinks.

I'll be giving you some answers and suggestions, Kimber.

And Nancy, you sweetie! Your comment totally made my day. I shall also do my best to keep you guessing. :-)

Leah Braemel said...

I've found your blog lengths appropriate to your topic. I read this a few days ago and have been pondering it but can't come up with any specific topics at this point. Mainly because I'm totally confused by taking too many courses advocating different methods - from the Hero's Journey to Turning Points to GMC - my head's spinning.

Just keep doing what you're doing, as Nancy said, you're that calm voice of reason.