#IWSG March 2017 – My Teaching Begins

Welcome folks with the Insecure Writers Support Group and all my visitors.

This promises to be a busy month, as I’m off vacation and back to work as a teacher. I’ll be teaching ESL to university freshman as I continue hammering out my novel, Far Flung!

I love the question for this month,

Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?

Uh, that’s what I’m doing, basically. I tried Far Flung as serial fiction, but my results were not so great. I made the mistake of rushing out the chapters instead of prescheduling – I was too eager to get it out after so many years of being an aspiring author.

What I’m working on now is based heavily on the chapters I released freely earlier. What I released is still available, but might not be for much longer. I will soon replace it with preview chapters for the novel I’m working on. It will be so different, I’m confident people will want this book when it is finished. Characters are deeper, there’s a lot more danger and action, and the story is just better. I expect to have a major announcement regarding my progress later this year.

It’s wonderful to work on this, and in the meantime I’ve been able to do things like help compile another book for the Busan Writer’s Group, and I’ve prescheduled some cool new content for Write, or Else!

Starting next week, some new writing exercises will go up on this blog. These exercises are based off the fiction writing curriculum I made for my advanced ESL students, and should help new writers get started. The first post goes up on Tuesday, March 7 – I hope you stop by when it goes up.

How about you – did you ever dig up an old story and revisit it?

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4 comments on “#IWSG March 2017 – My Teaching Begins

  1. J.S. Pailly says:

    Sounds like you and I are doing similar things. I’m taking a short story series I wrote a few years back and completely redoing it. In some ways, it might be easier to just start something completely new, but I care about my old characters too much to abandon them now.

  2. M.J. Fifield says:

    Glad your writing is going so well. Hooray for progress and confidence!

  3. Sounds like a good plan. And a great enticement to visit your blog again. Good luck with the writing.

  4. Arlee Bird says:

    I would probably be impatient and send something out before it was really polished like it should be. I wish you well with the replacement version.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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