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Great article, Carol! More privately.
First off I would like to say great blog! I had a quick question which
I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested
to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.
I have had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out.
I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted simply
just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?
What I do is to read the material from the previous session of writing, making minor edits as I go along. By the time I get to the new material, I’m warmed up enough to continue on. Sometimes I make notes at the end of a writing session that will help me focus on the new material. Remember, there is no wasted time in writing. Rewriting is writing. Once it’s down on paper, it’s easier to make the proper edits/revisions. Good luck with your writing. Carol
I agree with Carol. I do the same thing. I always go back and read the last chapter or section I wrote to remind myself and get in the flow. I do minor editing if need be. In my case, when I write a chapter, I edit it right away, then take it to my writer’s group. After they’re done with it, I edit what I want to use, then start in on the next section. Everything is fresh in my mind. That pattern changes when there is a big gap when I don’t get to read. Otherwise, it might take me several years to write a book! It didn’t used to be that way. I’d always take my work in after the fact, but times have changed. Wish it were different. Back then, I still used the same pattern, but the writer’s group got involved later.
Good advice, Fred. Are you an ‘outliner’ or a ‘seat of the pants’ kind of writer?
I could never outline. That would suck the fun and creativity right out of the story. I’m a seat-of-the-pants type writer. All I know is where to start and where I want to end. Everything else in the middle is a total surprise. It’s a lot of fun getting from point A to point B. If I write myself into a corner, I just veer away on another path. So far, that’s rarely been an issue. Once in a while when research hasn’t panned out, I either have to trash an idea, or be vague, as James Rollins once told me to do! A lot of times it just pops into my head as I go along. I usually write what I know, or if I get an inspiration ahead of time, I do a little digging maybe… if it pans out, I use it. Sometimes in the pursuit of research, I discover something else that is even better and switch gears. See? All of this can be such great fun. As long as it leads to that final ending…
Well, you’re very prolific, Fred, so it must work. 🙂
Hello! I’ve been following your website for a long time
now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you
a shout out from Austin Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic work!
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