Writers and Their Soundtracks, and Notes from the Revision Cave

This just in: Julie Rose has posted her latest podcast with Alex Dalley MacFarlane on the Writers and Their Soundtracks web page.


Let’s talk about tonight. I’m really colding, so creating isn’t as easy as revising. Hulk Hercules: I revised the Hera scene, but didn’t have it in me to write the important science class/bully scene, or the scene where Dalton tells Bianca that Tony has gone to the office, and she meets Hannah and works on the newspaper.

Next session, then, will be to sharpen up the Hera, Bast, and Livy scene, and hopefully create the next two new scenes. So, the meter doesn’t change for tonight, but should move forward tomorrow, and actually get a little longer.

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In Substance, I have added in a couple of old scenes and whacked them up a bit to make them less austere. I think that the Hamwiches are introduced more naturally. I’m running out of the agent’s material, so I’ll need to sweep through the rest of the book on my own, working on deepening the points of view and destiltifying the dialogue. Milo may get more of Amanda’s bits than previously. We’ll see how that goes.

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Now, to relax and embrace the cold…


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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