Writing Process: How to screw it up


Useful reminder for writers. Thanks for sharing, Robert!

C h a z z W r i t e s . c o m

1. Talk about it too much without typing. Lose energy that could go on the page. Talking is so much easier than typing. In fact, maybe you should be in radio.

2. Don’t write notes as soon as great ideas, additions and twists occur to you. Better to stay in bed another few minutes than catch the lightning.

3. Don’t outline at all for fear it will screw up your spontaneity. You’re an artiste, man! Let the muse sing! Planning is for wussies and many successful writers.

4. Even if a new and brilliant scene occurs to you, don’t stray from your outline because letting OCD control you is much more important than writing a better book. Readers will understand. Well, not readers plural….

5. Take all opinions from your writing group and try to accommodate everyone. They must know your story better than you do, or you wouldn’t…

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6 thoughts on “Writing Process: How to screw it up

    • Thank you, Erin. Number 2 is very important. What would I do without my little black moleskine or my Galaxy Nexus. I can never be sure when inspiration strikes. 😉

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