From best I can tell, the BBC covers the world much better than CNN. We Americans are a bit focused on ourselves. Did you know yesterday was the end of Buddhist Lent? Did you know Buddha had a Lent? The BBC is cool.
And do you know how refreshing it is to get reporting on the Iraq War that’s not mired in this Republican vs. Democrat fight? That’s not surrounded by name-calling and political pushing? Just the plain, simple truth.
My latest WIP has a bigger cast. I didn’t choose that intentionally, it was sort of a by-product. Funny how we sometimes choose the skill that we need to improve, without giving it any conscious thought.
I’m also trying to think about mood, you know? Erica Orloff (of course, LOL) got me thinking about mood with her post on Eastern Promises. The whole movie is stark and gritty and unrelentingly dark. It matches her book, The Roofer.
I couldn’t write that, but I realized that I don’t give enough thought to the overall mood I want to convey.
So what are you trying to improve with the latest WIP? What’s the mood of your WIP?