I’m currently searching for ways to get words down more easily for the first draft.
The more I look, the more I am considering what I thought earlier last week.
That all the rules I have read on writing, is for the editing phase.
Correction: most of the rules. I am a believer in planning or outlining. At least have a tentative blueprint to see where you are going. Maybe.
Writing by the seat-of-my-pants may be my style. Or a mix of both.
I will never know until I actually sit down and write.
I did write 50,000 words in 2012 for Nanowrimo. To call it a novel…probably not. But I wrote it with a minimal plan in mind. Just ideas I put into notes for a few years and a little bit of pain from my life.
Just get to it and write.
Also found this on PsycheTruth youtube channel. PsycheTruth is one of my favorites. Lots of great information. I was surprised to find that it had videos on writing. This author I didn’t know.
I was going through the Writer’s Digest videos on youtube when I came across Robert Olen Butler. Here is the first of many videos where he describes the creative process. He also takes you along how his creative process works.
I think it is worth watching to get any idea on how another writer accomplishes his/her craft.
I originally posted this in a Nanowrimo group on Facebook. Going back to see if anyone liked it or commented on it, I noticed it was buried under the sheer numbers of postings other folk put down. Instead of whining about it, I just going to repost it here. It seems that everyone in the group wants to be heard and that is ok. I will work with it.
I was looking at how to face rejection and tips to help with the inevitable rejection I will some day face. At Writer’s Digest, I read this article.
In the middle is an advertisement by author of the article Holly McDowell. I was about to skip reading it but something caught my eye.
She writes digital serial novels. The cool thing that caught me was that if you read to the end of her book, you can vote in which direction the story should go.
Besides choose-your-adventure books as a kid, this is the first time I read of an author enlisting the aid of her readers like this.
This is a really cool idea. Might have to try it someday.