talk-about-the-passion: I needed this today… “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.” ~Shannon Hale

theunnovelist: Anyone can write off the top of their heads, and it’s great for writers to do that in early drafts. But go back and revise for originality. ”Discount the first thing that comes to mind. And the 2nd, 3rd,… Read more

theunnovelist: Anyone can write off the top of their heads, and it’s great for writers to do that in early drafts. But go back and revise for originality. ”Discount the first thing that comes to mind. And the 2nd, 3rd,… Read more

For the anon of this post post/127573075279 – For me, it’s always easier to write out the scenes I see clearly (which is what I’m doing now), write the ending, and then go back to the beginning. Sometimes when I’m stuck on the beginning, it’s because I’m missing key information that’s needed and I find that while writing out other parts. Of course, everyone has different techniques that work for them and finding out what they are can be difficult.

Thank you! 🙂 That’s definitely a good technique for people who don’t like working chronologically! I’m the kind of weirdo who has to do it all in order and then revise later with new information and dialogue. XD

For the anon of this post post/127573075279 – For me, it’s always easier to write out the scenes I see clearly (which is what I’m doing now), write the ending, and then go back to the beginning. Sometimes when I’m stuck on the beginning, it’s because I’m missing key information that’s needed and I find that while writing out other parts. Of course, everyone has different techniques that work for them and finding out what they are can be difficult.

Thank you! 🙂 That’s definitely a good technique for people who don’t like working chronologically! I’m the kind of weirdo who has to do it all in order and then revise later with new information and dialogue. XD