Memed by the delightful Lara to answer the following question:
“When it comes to writing, what do you know you’re good at, and what aspect of writing are you worst at? (Procrastination is not permitted as either part of the answer.)”
What do I know I’m good at? Nothing, for sure yet. I’m still moving through my apprenticeship here, so there’s lots of work to do in all areas.
But I’ve just spent the last half-hour or so going through various bits of feedback over the last couple of years, and the answer right now seems to be:
Good at: set-pieces, high concept, story.
Less good at: creating characters. (I’m fine working with other people’s, but I get notes on characterisation for those I’ve created from scratch.)
So I guess that’s what I’ll be trying to improve in 2009.