marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

tedious times

Sometimes the hero has to do something tedious.

Trudge all week.  Build up something slowly.  Hunt through the library.

The real art of it is working out the way to convey to the reader that the character is bored, bored, bored without boring the reader.

Tags: description, grumbles

  • Hardtack and Coffee

    Hardtack and Coffee or, The Unwritten Story of Army Life by John Davis Billings The go-to book if you want the details of army life in the…

  • down the rabbit hole half way

    Because I want to look at the dirt. You look up the composition of dirt and you can get how much of it is inorganic, and some of what elements may…

  • serendipity and decision

    So the writer is working on a world with plentiful bird-maidens (swan, dove, peahen, etc.) who can turn from woman to bird and back as long as they…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded