When In Doubt.... Write About It.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I don't know about you guys but, I write or read 24/7. Very seldomnly will you find me without a book in my hand or away from the computer.

It seems like everyday I get a new idea and have to write it down. And I know sometimes, the whole writing process can seem daunting but, it's important that you push through, letting that creative mind of yours do the work.(if you're as passionate about it as I am, it's not work.)


Here are some important tips to ensure you have the best possible book, when writing.

1. Don't rush it. Don't just write to write. Take your time and develop your story from beginning to end. The story flows better when a lot of thought is put into it.

2. Create real scenarios.(if your writing fantasy, that's different.) Most people want to really put themself in the character's shoes. For me, if I can't relate to the character, it's an epic fail.

3.Rewrite. Rewrite. Rewrite. No novel is going to be perfect the first time around. Sometimes, it takes three or four times rewriting it to get it where you want it to be.

4. Have fun!

Hope some of these help.

Cheers!

5 comments:

  1. Always solid advice, especially the REWRITE.

  1. I like this post. It's light and easy. I need to apply those two adjectives to myself. And #3...so yes. After a few near misses, recently, with my ms, I've decided to rewrite the opener yet again...for the third time. I'm more confident in myself, my writing, and my story. I'm thinking third time will be the charm.

  1. I have to write and read everyday. I'd feel like something was missing if I didn't. I also do a ton of planning before I start a new project. With my current WIP, I have 20 pages of chapter summaries, and I'm still adding to them. :)

    Great advice!

  1. Oh dear, I'm afraid I'm much the same: always with my nose in a book and my hands scribbling away on battered notebooks, the backs of used envelopes, the corner of a napkin from the floorboard of my car. It's all very messy and very organized at the same time. Your tips are very sound indeed. I've always thought revisions are where the true magic happens :)

  1. Pk Hrezo said...:

    Great reminders! I usually give my mss a marinating period of a month before I tackle rewrites.

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