immediate fiction

Jerry Cleaver, author of Immediate Fiction, notes emphatically that emotion defines a character:

Who does she love & hate?
How does she love & hate?

It’s in this realm of emotion that I’m most withholding in my fiction. It has to be dragged out of me every time! This time, I’m going to try to overdo it, at least at the start.

This quote from Immediate Fiction is spot on:

If you go too far out with your story, you can always cut back. An old writing rule says: The best way to find out what’s enough is to do too much.

I need to keep this in mind this summer while writing the first draft. No brakes!