This week Maya struggled with what to do when the voice isn’t right. When the voice isn’t right, she finds it almost impossible to move forward. Gerald will set a story aside and work on something else when confronted the problem. But Crissy likes to move forward and fix the voice in revision.

Maya likes the idea of switching to additional projects but a crucial problem for her is a block against working on another project when she still has a fear of not finishing projects. Both Gerald and Crissy offered solid advice on learning to work on multiple projects at the same time.

They also discuss writing accurately when dealing with race, timelines, or legal procedure. Maya writes characters with diverse backgrounds and is contemplating a police procedural. Surprisingly, all three hosts find visualizing timelines through drawings or charts helpful for keeping the details straight. Maya and Gerald also plan to use their personal networks to have their work checked for inconsistencies.

This Weeks Writing Prompt:

Picture a hierophant with swords around its head come to collect a woman. Why?


2 comments on When The Voice Isn’t Right – The Bradbury Challenge Ep 13

  1. Heidi says:

    I totally get what Maya means about not being able to write the story if the voice isn’t right. Maybe that’s more of a literary fiction thing than a genre fiction thing? I can have a clever idea and have some notion of structure, but if I can’t hear the first paragraph in my head, or if I start writing and the words don’t come out with the same tone as the initial spark of the idea, I have to set it aside and sneak up on it another day when it’s least expecting it!

    1. Maya Goode says:

      It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one lol.

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