Saving Scarlett

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fFic • tion [fik-shuh n]


1. the class of literature comprising works of imaginative narration, especially in prose form

2. a story, if told by someone other than a writer or storyteller, would be called a flat out lie

3. a tool used by writers to distort the truth enough that the person they are writing about will never realize they are the actual subject. See antagonist.

Author Quotes on Fiction

“Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.” ~ Virginia Woolf

“The trouble with writing fiction is that it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn’t.” ~ Iain M. Banks

“Good fiction is trawling back into the past and digging up the real characters who’ve influenced your entire being.” ~ Ken Scott

“A fiction writer is nothing more than the ambassador of an alternative world of their own design. Their success dwells in how many people their work entices to relocate.” ~ Carl Henegan

eEd • it [ed-it]

1. to revise or correct, as a manuscript

2. to expunge; eliminate (often followed by out): The author has edited out all references to his own family.

3. a cruel joke that authors do not find the least bit funny

4. the torturous event following the bliss of writing in which the author must cut the beautiful, prose-filled scene they spent days perfecting from their manuscript

Author Quotes on Editing

“Kill your darlings, kill you darlings, even when it breaks our egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” ~Stephen King

“Edit your manuscript until your fingers bleed and you have memorized every last word. Then, when you are certain you are on the verge of insanity…edit one more time!” ~C.K. Webb

“There are two typos of people in the world: those who can edit, and those who can’t.” ~Jarod Kintz

“While writing is like a joyful release, editing is a prison where the bars are my former intentions and the abusive warden my own neuroticism.” ~Tiffany Madison

What’s your definition of edit?

dDraft [drahft]


1. a first or preliminary form of any writing, subject to revision, copying, etc.

2. the pages and pages of crap a writer writes until they finally get to their real story they are trying to tell

Author Quotes on Drafts

“Most first drafts can be cut by 50% without losing any information or losing the author’s voice.” ~William Zinsser

“The easy, conversational tone of good writing comes only on the eighth rewrite.” ~Paul Graham

“First drafts are for learning what your novel or story is about.” ~Bernard Malamud

“A novel rough draft is like bread dough; you need to beat the crap out of it for it to rise.” ~Chris Baty

cChar· ac· ter [kar-ik-ter]


1. a person represented in a play, film, story, etc; role

2. imaginary people who take up residence in the writer’s mind when they are least expecting it

3. a person or set of people who control the writer’s thought, whether awake or sleeping, until their story is fully and precisely told

4. when an individual is deemed too old to have imaginary friends, he will then call himself a writer and his made-up acquaintance a character

5. fictional people that the writer and reader begin to worry about as much as they would a family member

6. non-existent people the writer tries to control and, more often than not, fails

What is your definition of a character?

bBook [boo k]


1. a work or fiction or nonfiction either on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers, or in an electronic format: You can buy the print version of that book or read it online.

2. a transportation device created by a writer to carries the reader to another place, another world, another time, and another life, which all exists within the author’s mind.

3. the lifeline of writers

4. exercise for the mind

5. vacation for the mind

6. dreaming with your eyes open

7. a sneak-peek of the movie version

What’s your definition of a book?