It’s in the shops!

My spies have been in Waterstone’s and tell me that Scottish Plays for Schools is on the drama shelves, with its striking cover facing outwards.  The next challenge is to get it performed.   I’m just one of the authors in the anthology of course but it does feel good.    However, if I want to see more stuff on the shelves, I’ll need to write it!

I met a writing pal today who reminded me that the first draft really is just that – the first sketch.  The real work starts after that.  Sobering.  Well, that’s what I’ll be in seclusion to do for the next 2 weeks! 

2 Responses to “It’s in the shops!”


  1. 1 rosemary October 20, 2007 at 7:18 am

    It depends on the way you work, I think. While I revise, sometimes I leave whole section untouched, and sometimes I rewrite totally – having made a false start. Non fiction does not usually need to be pulled apart – though I do re-arrange and edit of course. But I find the very best things I have written hardly need touched.

  2. 2 alisonwriting October 20, 2007 at 8:24 am

    I agree that there’s a big difference between fiction and non-fiction. With the former, it’s more likely that the first ‘splurge’ may need much more crafting – indeed the idea is to prevent the left brain getting to work too soon whereas with non-fiction, the left brain is already at work.


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