writing in slo-mo


writing and ruminating

“Give yourself time for your subconscious to work…Make lists of every solution to the problem that you can think of. Even if you don’t come up with a solution on your list, it’s a warm up for your head, and you might think of it later (while in the shower or on a walk, etc.).” – Gennifer Choldenko {I found this wonderful quote posted here while reading about the 14-week novel project. Another post for another day)

I really think I’m going to try this. My YA “DANGER” Novel is nowhere near finished and I feel I keep rushing myself. But, when I rush in plotting, writing, not only is it crap (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but I get bored and frustrated with the story. I’m forcing it, and forcing my characters to do things – like smashing Barbie dolls together to make them kiss, even though they may not even like each other.

So, to Ponder, Brainstorm, Make Lists. (I LOVE lists!!) This will also be a lesson for my control-freak nature. What helps you solve the problems in your writing?

Written to the beats of ANIMAL, Neon Trees

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Filed under Advice, Believe, Perseverance, procrastination

One response to “writing in slo-mo

  1. Scott McCord, author of The Bones of Boulder Creek, was one of our guests in our show, The “Better You” Project. One of his methods when he wrote a book is that he would bring along with him a little and he would take down things he had observed and sort of collection of thoughts. Then he would include them in his book.

    The interesting thing is that Scott worked in a construction as an engineering specialist then became a teacher and wrote a book on the side. More of his journey on our radio show.

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