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Subject: Good ideas, no glue... need help
Date Posted: 7/13/2013 4:57 PM ET
Member Since: 4/19/2008
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I'm working on a project, only because the idea has haunted me for years and I felt that put it on paper might straighten out my thinking.

Trouble is I start to write and the ideas flow faster than I can contain them.  Next thing you know I have a bunch of good lines and no real developement.  I put my work down and start reading the stuff I love

and realize, my stuff stinks.  Right now I'm plowing through the Jack Reacher series.  Great plot developement, good sense of time and place, good guys you'd kill for and bad guys you want to kill

I guess I need someone to put me on the right track.  Glad to exchanged critques. anyone?