The wonderful thing about writing is that the learning never ends. There are always new choices, characters and stories to uncover. Most authors like to talk about their work, method and muse. There are as many ways to approach writing as there are authors, pretty much. Some say they don't like to use specific techniques, … Continue reading Writing While Learning Technique
Writers of fiction want to create a world and live in it. They live to write every detail of the world they envision knowing they will most likely edit much of the prose out. When we're not writing we are thinking about our stories, sometimes even having conversations in our heads with our most vocal … Continue reading Spending More Time Writing (Authors stressed by multi-tasking)
Still editing? Most writers struggle through the rough drafts, and don't even enjoy the relief when the story finally has an end, or celebrate when it's finished. Why? Well of course, because the larger, and never-ending editing, looms in front of us! Seems like most of our time is dedicated to this process, even though we wish … Continue reading Craft of Editing – Bringing Out the Story’s Shine
Do you plan your scenes or write without the internal editor turned on? I Just finished the April Camp NaNoWriMo, which is an exercise in writing fluently, and without the internal editor to stop the writing flow. I was able to make my goal, but now I have to go back and edit. Of course, … Continue reading Planning Your Writing – Is An Unedited Writing Spree Worth the Time?