Thursday, December 4, 2014
Day 130...A Writer's Best Friend
Welcome to Day 130...
Here's why writing is so hard...
It takes work...hard work, to suspend your own reality and create an exciting yet believable new world.
It takes work to develop compelling characters that do interesting things and...
It takes work to create scenes that transport your readers to another place and time. Another place they don't want to leave - but if they must, one they can't wait to get back to.
So how do you do it? How can you make this hard, but incredibly rewarding task of writing a little bit easier.
If you're a regular reader, you know I often write about my Super Brain - see Day 44 Day 45 Day 63
It's the place I go when I'm stuck or looking for a little direction.
I start by doing an internal review of the problem - no angst, no emotion, just a review of what's not working. And then I let it go. Within hours, and usually after a good night's sleep, I wake up and it's like someone is dictating dialogue in my head. I'm transported into the scene and the characters come to life in my mind. What they're doing, thinking, saying. Every little nuance is laid out and then the picture and the words jump to another scene, with more ideas and I have to rush to the computer to get it all down.
Sounds crazy? Far-fetched. Well it's not. Give it a try. I guarantee you this smart, intuitive, knowing voice inside is a writer's best friend.
Here's Today's Takeaway Lesson...