Epiphanies

I got a big character epiphany the other day. This is going to be a huge revelation for Cher, the older sister in my WIP. I’m not there yet, but I just might write that scene today anyway. Lots of writers work this way. They just write whatever scene occurs to them. I do that more in first draft, but in revision I like to go all chronological and organized. So it feels like a big risk for me to write this out-of-sequence scene.

Cheap thrill.

Of course yesterday it felt like a big risk to show you my deep sentence about the moon. Today, frankly, I’m mortified by that sentence. An image, as I was reminded while reading the “Imagery” chapter of Brian Kitely’s The 3 A.M. Epiphany, does not have be a metaphor. It does not have to be poetic. It just has to be what it is. An image.

So another epiphany while reading a book with the word epiphany in the title.

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