Hello, I've got a question about how you plan the stories you're writing. I've learned a few ways over the years that seem to work for me when I'm in different moods, but not all the time. What I…Continue
"Okay, I've picked up the Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan. At least the first two of them, and I can say they are far more entertaining than I thought they would be.
I had it backwards the first time. It was the Tapistry Series that Henry…"
"I agree. If its fighting just to be fighting, then get rid of it. Make sure it is justified violence. It has to move the plot alone just like teens kissing or finding a lost item moves the plot alone. Let them learn from it.
The down side to all of…"
"I love to read books like that. I very rarely run across one where I can't put it down from wanting to know what's next. Having the attention span of a gnat doesn't help. I'm glad you won the bid. Goes to show you what a little…"
"I'm in the middle of writing the first draft of my YA fantasy novel. It's set in a place at war. The violence in it is a centeral piece of the plot. I think it is all in how you handle it, and the age level you are writing for. Example,…"
"Spelling and I do not get along. I do all the first stages of my writing by pen and paper. The pen so I don't go back and correct it right then, and the paper because looking at a computer screen for too long gives me a headache. You should see…"
"I attend the ICL as well and learned of this site through the news letter. I'm in the middle of two YA novels at the moment, taking classes at the ICL, and working 40 hours a week at a local college. If I having started pulling my hair out by…"
"I set up the scenes in my head and take it from there. I treat my writing as those choose your own adventure books. When I finish with a certain scene, I need to decide the next step for my character or characters to take, knowing it may change the…"
"Thanks for the warm welcome from everyone. It's really nice to find a place where others can understand the frustration that comes along with the writing process. Forgive me if I tend to hoover for a while. I'd like to read what everyone…"
"I've been working on an Adventure Fantasy. I found that the outline kept me incheck while still allowing for the creativity. I'm not writing the first draft of it. Turns out you have to do quiet a bit of world planning for a fantasy. So I…"
"The book I'm currently writing had no plan... it started out with a concept... and just one day I began writing it... I made up the characters as I went along.... most of time the characters come first.... story later...
"I like writing fantasy, so a lot of my planning goes into world creation. I'll sketch out a basic plotline, then elaborate on different points as I write the characters doing their thing. That leaves enough room for me to stay true to my basic…"
Well, now that I've sort of figured this strange new Tech I'll introduce myself.
As I've said I am twenty-six and still learning a lot of the tech that is old news to most people. It's not that I don't know of it, but that I just don't think about it.
I write mostly Young Adult Fantasy stories. I'm in the middle of finishing the first draft of my first book. More on that later. I am taking classes through the Institute of Childrens Literature. Actually, I finished the… Continue
I've never blogged before. I'm twenty-six and this is the first time I've done this. Which wouldn't surprise my family in the least. I have a cell that I am still learning two years later, a labtop that I use for writing only, and a home computers that is lucky if I use it to check email once every other week or so. To say that I'm not use to this side of life would be an understatement. Bare with me as I learn the ropes.
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