are the popular raw excerpts of Dreaming Underwater that
you may have heard about. As
you read them, please remember they are from a work in
raw versions still have warts—spelling errors, lapses in tense,
uneven character development, mangled metaphors. They
show you a novel at its early inception. The sections I
first wrote had the most problems (e.g. Flight of
the Black Swallow), but as I continued and really
learned how to write a book the later sections came out
much better (see Painting Owen).
the edited versions you can see
these same chapters grown up—fat gone, story
tightened, characters more developed.
can read the final versions when the book is published.
Dreaming Underwater's short synopsis
to put these in perspective.
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