Well, I’m writing a little every day. The funky thing is that I’m describing what happens in the scene without actually writing the scene…and I’m starting to suspect this is what I should have been doing all along. Write the story part first — the what happens and why and what it means and the underneath stuff — write it out without worrying about show v. tell or anything. And then, when I’ve written the whole story out like that — whether it’s a short story or a novel — translate it into narrative and dialogue and description and conflict, and all the other things that tell the story indirectly. The fun stuff, the stuff I don’t have a hard time with (mostly).

We’ll see how this goes…

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Jan 04, 2007 @ 23:52:00

    Sounds like an interesting approach. Almost like First Draft in 30 Days. Hope it all works out 🙂


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