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You Might Be A Writer If …

  • You’ve ever taken your netbook to the movies, so you could type during the previews.
  • You hit your thumb with a hammer, and immediately start thinking of how to describe the experience for a character in your book.
  • You make up a backstory for the couple arguing in the car next to you at the red light.
  • You try to sneak up on your horses through the bushes, just to see how hard it would be for your character.
  • You wake up in the middle of the night with the perfect line of dialogue running through your head, and reach for the notebook that lives on your headboard for just such an occasion.
  • You are filled with equal parts excitement and dread every time you check your email or pick up the mail.
  • You spend a lot of time staring at the wall or ceiling and call it ‘writing’.
  • You get nothing but notebooks and Chapters gift cards for Christmas and you couldn’t be happier.
  • You cut off a chunk of your own hair with a steak knife, just to see if it would work for the scene you’re working on.

Anyone else? Please tell me I’m not the only one who is this weird …. 😉

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Posted by on January 5, 2012 in writing

 

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How I Write. Am I normal or not?

Okay, that title is a little misleading. I don’t actually care if I’m normal or not, cause I’m pretty sure the answer is “not” and I’m okay with that.  But I am very curious about how other people write, so I thought maybe if I told how I do it, other people might stop by and share what they do too.

I’m working on my fourth manuscript. What I’m doing for this one isn’t the same as what I did for any of the previous three, as I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. For instance, the first time I wrote a novel, I invented a few characters and just started writing without any idea of what the book was even going to be about.

Now, I do outline, but not extensively. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2011 in writing

 

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