Posts Tagged: rough draft

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 82

THE ATTICUS FACTOR I have begun a new middle grade novel. It is in the embryo stage. I always relearn the same writing lessons when writing a new book, and pick up a few new ones along the way. One thing that I ALWAYS relearn: my characters change and grow during the rough draft as… Read more »

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 65

GETTING IN Often beginning one’s first, rough draft is very difficult. There are so many decisions to be made! First person or third person? What is the setting? What is the conflict? Present tense or past tense? Omniscient narrator? Single or multiple viewpoints? Once I learned to accept this aspect of the rough draft, I… Read more »

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 3

Whatever your faith, or not, there is a writer’s kind of faith that I believe you have to have. It’s a trust, a promise to yourself and your manuscript, that details and ideas and character and plot and theme will come together if you just let go and experience that first rough draft. This faith… Read more »

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 2

LOVE THE DETAILS Details are the stuff of writing. Who knew that a fake little diamond on the very first page of draft one would be a facet of my story throughout? I never know what detail will emerge in my rough draft to connect with other details later on, which is why I have… Read more »