Friday, May 11, 2012

Going Deeper: A Process Rather Than A Technique

I just had to share a few excerpts from this amazing post, which author Robin LaFevers wrote over at Writer Unboxed
"Going deeper involves exposing oneself, but by degrees rather than all at once. A sense of peeling back a little skin, one layer at a time, seeing how much it stings, acclimating, then doing the whole thing over again and revealing a little more... 
In order to do that, we have to be willing to explore our self—what are our issues? No really. The ones we don’t like to face or talk about. The ones that make us squirm, or we’re reluctant to admit even to our therapist. I hate to be the one to tell you, but those are where some of our most powerful writing will spring from... Yeah, you have to look there."
"If you’re not pushing yourself hard enough that you sometimes feel like giving up, then maybe you’re not pushing yourself hard enough."
She then goes on to detail seven techniques that helped her dig deeper in her own writing. Be sure to read the full post here.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Thanks for this! Wonderful advice.
"...capturing the wonderfulness of the idea on the page." It's where it's AT!