Archive for April 18th, 2012

An Invocation for Beginnings

Update:  I see a lot of Google hits coming in looking for “Invocation for Beginnings words.”  Sorry, this post isn’t a transcript, but Ze Frank is now selling a poster with the entire text of the video, which I’m sorely tempted to get.

I’m working on a post, the next in the world building series.  It’s about directions.  But it isn’t ready yet.  So I’m going to pull something out of my back pocket and present Ze Frank‘s “An Invocation for Beginnings.”  Which may as well be called An Invocation for Creation.  This is for you, this is even more for me, words to kick my ass with:

I’m not focusing on beginnings now, but endings.  Chapter 35 is drafted.  Chapter 36 will happen tonight and set up the climax.  Chapter 37 will pull it together.  Chapter 38 is dénouement.  And the Epilogue is an epilogue.  It’s endings, but each has their own little beginning, that point where I sit down and start the chapter.  As writers we’re always beginning something.  A new story, a new chapter, a new outline, a new editing pass.  If we’re not…then are we still writers?


Update:  This has nothing to do with that, but since this isn’t a fully realized post anyway, what the hell?  Someone hit my blog today by asking Google “what were the two reasons that north carolina entered into a period of transition?”  I’m sorry that my blog doesn’t currently include the teacher’s edition of North Carolina: Land of Contrasts from Clairmont Press, but since someone did ask the question, I will entertain answers now.



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