Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sometimes the Best Writing Advice is Still...

...simply to write.

We spend so much time trying to get it write, we paralyze the process of moving words from brain to page.

Or when the words don't flow, we revert to creative procrastination or time-wasting distraction.

So just write.

A word.

A character's name.

A phrase.

A snippet of dialogue.

Starting in the middle or the end.

Or sometimes, as I did once for a "Kellen" chapter in Before the Blood, I started the character walking down a path, uncertain where he'd wind up. (I was determined not to lose a full Saturday of writing possibilities to a sluggish muse. And the technique worked).

And speaking of writing, I'm off to do the same.

Happy Tuesday, vampire fans! :)

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