If you’ve dreamed of writing your own novel(s) but haven’t yet written anything besides the first two chapters—and trust me, I’ve been there—you’re probably wondering how I got it all done, in addition to my everyday workload and all of the other stuff that goes into a life.
Aside from finding consistent time to write every day (even just a few hundred words), a lot of the advice in this article probably wouldn’t work for me, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work for someone else. Courtesy of Lifehacker.
Do you write chronologically? Or are you prone to writing whatever scene strikes your fancy? Do you skip around, hop ahead, circle back? Or are you inclined to move from scene 1 to scene 2 to 3 and beyond?
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This is me. Everything is chaos until it’s not.
Interesting article. I do this all the time with character names. Fortunately, I haven’t inadvertently killed off a friend in a story that’s made it to publication. Yet. Courtesy of io9.
This article has some very insightful tips. I’ve always found it helpful to think of stories as a series of discreet scenes, all with their own tension. Courtesy of io9.
There is some very solid advice here no matter what level you are. Courtesy of io9.