Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Coloring outside the lines...

Great post today (as is the case MOST days!) on Kidlit.

Mary writes, "When a first-time novelist “colors outside the lines” in terms of novel craft or structure, I don’t give them the benefit of the doubt that they’re a mad genius and that they’ve totally revolutionized the novel form. I assume that they don’t exactly know what they’re doing yet."

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  1. That's what happens when you gamble: you could win big or lose it all, but regardless you never know unless you try.

    And it's such a cliche btw bc I think Agents are looking for something new and exciting, but some might be afraid to take the risk associated with it. What do you think Margo?

  2. You are so right. I think we should just get the band-aids out of the box, because it feels like we're banging our heads against the wall! Do this, don't do this, but do this, but don't do this. ACK! (my personal rant for the day)