Happy holidays, everyone! For the last week of the year, I'm turning the discussion over to you.
How has your writing craft improved over the last year, and what aspect of your craft to want to focus on for the next year?
I will go first. Over the last year, I've developed a sharper eye for ferreting out awkward sentences and unnecessary words. Interestingly, I think blogging was better practice for learning clean prose than long form fiction, although I do think the benefits transfer.*
Next year, I'd like to focus on character development. I just finished the first draft of my novel last week (woot!), and in the second draft I'd like to give the characters more dynamic range. Expect some blog posts on this soon. :-)
Okay dear readers, your turn!
*And of course, someone's going to leave a comment pointing out awkward sentences in this post :-)