What you need is a new point of view. Reorganize, pare down, dramatize, and reassess your work. This activity is designed to tear away the layers and give you new clarity on what you’ve really written. You can use this method to streamline and make your work zoom, or you can use it to build a rock-solid skeleton on which to build layers of clear and specific description.
Matt and I will next be in Huntington, West Virginia, February 25-28 as “Walter Gropius Master Artists”:http://www.hmoa.org/pages/aa-workshops.html, giving a three-day workshop and gallery talk. I’ll also be giving a public lecture at “Marshall University”:http://www.huntingtonnews.net/marshall/100123-staff-marshallwritersseries.html, all in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Litgraphic: the World of the Graphic Novel.”:http://www.nrm.org/2009/10/litgraphic-the-world-of-the-graphic-novel-3/