Original fiction project – week of 11/22/2009

28 Nov

Still organizing and sorting my story ideas, but I’m almost finished and December is upon us. So that means writing already, damn it, and the plan (I think) is this: morning pages. That seemed to work well for me when I was generating ideas, partly because the first-thing-in-the-morning thing kind of bypassed the critical left brain, and partly because it was only ten minutes. You can do ten minutes, can’t you? Less pressure. The other thing I’d like to try is to stick to a chronological narrative. In my earlier writing attempts on this story, I worked off prompts of various sorts, and that produced a lot of random bits. That was on purpose to generate ideas. But now I am thinking that if I want to keep my interest in the writing going, I need to tell myself a story. As in, “this happens, and then that happens, and then, what happens next?”

So that’s the plan.

3 Responses to “Original fiction project – week of 11/22/2009”

  1. cornerofmadness November 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm #

    good luck. when i remembered to do morning pages it was helpful for me

  2. neshaffer November 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    Hee. I usually remember, but there were days habit took over and I forgot.

  3. spiletta42 December 4, 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    OT link dump
    A post that might interest you, pertaining to a topic discussed months ago:
    http://www.sfwa.org/2009/12/transracial-writing-for-the-sincere/

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