Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Inspiration - Carving Your Story

"Carving a story is just the opposite of carving a turkey; cut away everything that isn't essential and keep the carcass."

Storee loves turkey and she loves to read. She also has a friend, Jim Calder, who is a Master Carver. She is getting a lot of ideas for future stories from today's inspiration.  Are you?

Write a story then set it aside for a while. Then edit it to cut away words and information that aren't needed to keep the story moving. 

Share your story here! Happy writing.

Links to Books of interest:
Thanks to Tank by Maureen Howard (A Great Turkey Story)

So You Thought You Couldn't Cut It, A Beginner's Guide to Wood Carving by Jim Calder and Jen Coate


  1. wow, this blog is very interesting and elegant, I love to read this everyday, thanks for sharing this to us, I definitely shared this to my friends.
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  2. Thanks for the links. I haven't tried them yet but think they will be fun to read online. I have a copy of "Thanks to Tank" and love it. This is a great idea to cutting or editing a story. :)