What you may not know about my writing.
March 27, 2015
RECENTLY, A COUPLE of my author friends tagged me in a writing project.
My assignment was to post seven things about my writing.
So here goes.
1. My writing is done at a standing desk.
2. When I start a book, the first and last chapters are written first.
3. I do not use an outline.
4. In the beginning, notes are made on main and significant characters. As the writing continues, the characters grow and change and take on their own identities and display their strengths and weaknesses.
5. My plan is to avoid the “dark and stormy night” syndrome. Establish the setting with a few brief sentences, then let the characters tell the story in dialog. Not fond of the omniscient narrator. Instead of writing that the elderly lady sang off key, I bring out the old woman and let her sing.
6. I read a lot of old books, take notes, then use them for inspiration and ideas in my books.
7. I enjoy writing dialog. I get into character for each speaker. My dialog has received critical praise. I believe I do good with it because I’m a good listener. My wife says it’s because I talk a lot.
BONUS: I write for the same reason many readers read—escape. My characters are the voices in my head and I enjoy spending time with these people.
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