Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond (birdhousefrog) wrote,
Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond
birdhousefrog

Ruby

Ruby was a secret child. She was born in a faraway land no one has ever heard of where the king levies a tax on every child. Every child except Ruby, whose birth had never been recorded on the king's list of children.

I think that works as an alternate opening paragraph. That's what the old brain came up with. At long last. Jeez. I have more understanding of how the plot and character arc has to unfold than I do of the actual words. Not like me at all. Usually the words come streaming out and I have to trim them back like crazy and reorganize them into something that approaches coherent storytelling. Now that I've filled my toolbox with "stuff" I seem to be having a completely different set of problems.

In other news, we're off to the New England Aquarium and all the delightful penguins this afternoon.

Frog
Tags: process, writing
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