There I am, in my second class, waiting like everyone else to have our previous week’s assignment handed out – with our professor’s critique of course. So our professor, Ethan, (yes – I remember his name but will only use his first name here.) handed back our papers and announced that we would be discussing each one. I quickly glanced at mine and saw lots of red marks, but upon reading them, they looked favorable. I noticed one comment said, “Really long.” Anyway, he talked about each paper and when class ended, he asked me if I had a couple of minutes to go over a few things. I nervously agreed.
As we sat down, he started by asking me how long I had been writing. I said not long. He could tell. He mentioned that I really need to focus on POV. “What the heck is POV?” I asked. His reply was, “You really haven’t been writing long.” He explained Point of View and yes, I had really screwed that up. I was all over the place – which would have confused the reader, but made perfect sense to me. He then commended me on the religious metaphor that I had running through these three chapters I had given him. I said, “What?” He gave me a quizzical look, then commented on each of the references that appeared religious in nature also mentioning that they were well written and expertly woven into the story. I told him I didn’t do it on purpose – that I was writing the story the way it happened. A look of surprise washed over his face. His response was … well … that’s for next week.
This week’s blog has been brought to you by the Rowdy Nads softball team – winners of perhaps 7 games over the past 5 season. And by Ram Trucks – why? I don’t know. I guess cause I like Sam Elliot’s voice. And by the 3rd version of ‘The Eye’, (symbol of The Savior Project) with this eye used somewhere on the book cover. Whoever tells me where it is on the cover wins a free ebook.