The Panic

Last post, I was complaining about¬†White Noise by Don Delillo, but I managed to finish it last night and now I’m onto¬†The Panic in Needle Park by James Mills. I had no idea this was a book until I saw an article on Lit Hub mentioning it, and I knew I needed it instantly. I…

Walden Erasures, Page 12

Did you miss these? I’m sure you did. I know I did. I’m starting to realize with these erasures that I don’t have to use something from every paragraph. If the erasure ends after the first two paragraphs, it’s okay to eliminate the next two. Don’t force the story. If it feels like it’s come…

Walden Erasures, Page 11

These are starting to get weird now. The first thing I noticed on this page was the use of first-person, and I knew I wanted to play on that. I’ve been wanting to focus on the verbs too, because when they’re strong enough, they can carry an entire story. Here, I tried to highlight both,…

Walden Erasures, Page 10

I’m back to the erasures! If you haven’t checked out my most recent story, and you’re tired of these erasures, check it out now — unless you have a fear of heights. This erasure was actually pretty tough. I think this was one of the hardest ones so far. You might be able to tell…