July 6th, 2008

crane

We're Baaaack...

Photos, including the dramatic bike trail ride with a few hundreds of feet drop on one side and an irrigation ditch lined with beautiful granite stone on the other may be found at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/liralenli/sets/72157606016138338/

Uhm... warning, lots of cute kid photos, too. *laughter*

It was all worth it for the darned mountain trail ride. Jet rode nearly 10 miles on his single-gear little bike, and he didn't cry *once*. I was really, really impressed as nearly every other kid had a melt down at one point or another. Wow.

And the campground, the Tunnel campground in the Roosevelt National Forest, was at 8600 feet.
tiger_bunny

Wow...

Wow. Thank you, incandescens!! I have come home to 15 beautifully edited pages from her, and I'm really happy to get back to writing hard at the 20th Chapter to Twin Souls.

I finished a book called Elements of Writing Fiction -- Beginnings, Middles, and Ends by Nancy Kress. amberley loaned to me, and I bought a copy as soon as I got home. laughter A lot of it is beginner stuff, but a lot of it is just stuff I've been doing on instinct rather than with the deliberation and thought I now really want to put into any story, and I can see why I want to. It's general enough for nearly any fiction one would write, but specific enough in the exercises that I could see how each section of it could really hone ones point, no matter what that point is, in any kind of work.

I haven't actually read anything she's written. But now I'm tempted.

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