Staying determined and focused on your goals during chaotic days is definitely a challenge. But it is not impossible. Being a mother of two small boys, it can be exceptionally hard to find any quiet time in my day to plan, work and write…Or even think. It almost feels like every second is filled with […]Read More Productive Disorder
Hi, guys! It’s been a while since I’ve posted any updates but I’ve been super busy finishing up the plan draft, which includes the outline, character profiles, scene list, setting and dialogue ideas. Now that that’s done, I’m putting it all together and trying to make it more coherent. I decided to transfer everything onto […]Read More Planning – Part 6 (Putting It All Together)
The scariest moment is always just before you start. — Stephen King Although I’m not finished with planning yet, today I just had the urge to start writing my first draft. The first scene was in my head, just desperate to be poured out into words. Of course, I had my idea for the first […]Read More The Urge To Write
This is the part that I have been dreading. Research regarding science is not my forte, but it has to be done. Over the past year, I have been freaking out about making the “virus outbreak” element of my story scientifically realistic enough (but also creatively fresh), that I was having serious second thoughts about […]Read More Planning – Part 5 (The Sciencey Bit)
You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page. — Jodi Picoult Today I feel the need to talk about perfection. This can be the presentation of your notes, planning and outlining, or writing the first draft of your story. Being quite the […]Read More Perfection: Is It Crucial?
The key to creating better plots rests in a deeper understanding of character. Kristen Lamb Alongside writing the outline, I’ve officially started on the character profiles. In my last post, I discussed the importance of how important details, like names, are to a story. Creating character profiles (including their appearance, age, values, experiences, goals etc) […]Read More Planning – Part 4 (Character Profiles)
Creating the perfect names for my characters and pinpointing the location for my story is hard work. I don’t know if it’s because I’m quite an indecisive person, but I’ve spent an extremely long time trying to make the correct decisions. I’ve changed the names of my main two characters more times than I can […]Read More Planning – Part 3 (It’s All In The Detail)