Thursday, November 13, 2008


Kuzue Taguchi, one of our resident sculptors, mounted a small exhibition this week. Since I am re-visiting my novel, this free form design of Mylar strips reflecting light takes on new meaning. To a writer, it looks like an out-of-control plot line! When I attended a Rising River Retreat, Jackie Davies helped me see that I had continued the storyline of my novel too far beyond the climax. In fact, I had written a second climax, not recognizing the truth of the first one! So the focus of my last week here will be shaping that plot line and finding a satisfying resolution to the story.

“Life just happens, but fiction has to mean something.”
Marion Dane Bauer

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