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DRAW…ERRR…WRITE, I MEAN

HOW TO WRITE FROM THE HIP

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Writing from the hip can be cumbersome to some, but freeing to others, like me. The previous post was about writing with a plan from start to finish. I’ve tried writing with a plan, and I find that the craft itself becomes more of a burden than a pleasure.

A lot of times, I have ideas in my head, and I have to see which direction they lead me before I can truly be committed to the ideas themselves. In order for me to see the direction, I have to let it flow, which ultimately means that I am usually one step ahead of my pen. Continue reading

IT’S ALL PART OF THE PLAANNN

HOW TO WRITE WITH A PLAN

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When creating a writing process that works for you, you have two choices (generally speaking): you can plan your work from start to finish, or you can write from the hip. I believe that both processes are valid, and I’ll tell you about my experience with each.

PLANNING

I chose to plan the entire second book of the The Pioneers.

And here’s what I did. Continue reading