Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Writing Tip: Separate the Forest from the Trees

Nothing clogs a stream of words as fast as stopping to work out a description of a character, scene, object, etc.

One trick that works for me is leaping over that part and returning to it later.

For instance, supposing your character has just entered a room or met a new person. Rather than stopping the action in your mind to develop that room or person, simply write DESCRIBE and keep going.

Later, when you have a spare ten or fifteen minutes, you can return to the blipped over portion with your entire attention.

It often works for me. Maybe it will for you, too.

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