Another dream, another idea. It happens every once in a while. I wake up from an epic dream and run to my computer to write down the details before they fade out of my memory. Just how many ideas do I have now? A lot.
I have a notebook full of ideas and detailed story notes but now that I look over it, ready to start writing, I can't decide which of these ideas to even get started on.
Do you have questions about query letters like I do? I think they are harder to write than the book. Here is a great site with FAQs about query letters. While you are there, take a look around the site. Does anyone else have some advice on query letters to share? Writers Unboxed
These famous writers do. Go check out this website and look at their images to see all the outlines from familiar authors. Here is one example from J.K. Rowling from the website Flavorwire.
If you are a writer that does outline it is interesting to see the different ways other writers outline. I usually use the standard Roman Numeral way or I write it down on index cards and put things in order. Which way do you outline?
I only thought I was going to let a migraine stand in the
way of writing an article.Turns
out all I need to do is to sit down and write.Easier said than done, right?
Do all writers suffer from a horrible case of procrastination?Do you?What do you do about it?I normally would go do housework or some kind of physical
activity.I don’t know why but
that always gets my creative juices flowing, especially walking.Not walking on the treadmill but
walking outside.I could go on and on about taking a walk
and what I would see, smell and touch that would inspire me but that would be procrastinating and we all know I don't do that. So now, let me tell you about this dream I had last night...
I don't know how many of you saw this article but it is very interesting to a writer. One of these days we all hope to be on this list. A lot of these books I have not heard of so that only shows me that I am not reading near as much as I need to be. How many of these have YOU read??
I attended a wonderful writing workshop this weekend by Michael Garrett.It wasn’t about how to
write a book but how to get a book published and how to create a novel that
publishers would want.This was
such an eye-opening workshop.Mr.
Garrett had such wonderful advice for the group.During the first part of the workshop I was getting so
motivated and couldn’t wait to get home to work on my NANOWRIMO story but by
the end of the workshop I had come to a shocking conclusion…I should not
participate in NANOWRIMO.Instead
of writing for hours and hours on a story that is thrown together I should
utilize that time reading books in a specific genre (the genre I want to write
in) and researching those books.I should be using that time to outline and make character profiles so
when I do sit down to write the story I am not spinning my wheels trying to
figure out what my character will do next.
So, unfortunately, I say good-bye to my NANOWRIMO ambitions
but say hello to a renewed enthusiasm to write and be published (and to plan on
making this a long-term career).