|Kim Switzer's journal cover|
for her work in progress
2. Formula writing. I no long want to look down on writing by using a formula. I just want to get some words on the page every day. So this morning's read comes from Facebook and a link to
Cynnara Tregarth's blog. She talks about the messy process of writing scenes out of which I mined this:
Book à Chapters.
Chapters à Scenes.
Scenes à Micro-scene.
Something happens in the micro-scene (cause), that leads to a series of effects (reactions) -- the character feels something, has a reflexive reaction, a rational action, and then speech.
Thanks to several others on ROW80 (A round of words in 80 days -- "the writing challenge that knows you have a life!"), I feel encouraged to write (even with very limited time and energy), that is to write at least 5 sentences every day and/or for 15 minutes, whichever comes first.
For the last several days, I've been able to write 350 words a day.
That's real progress.
What do you do when you want to write but the words don't easily fall onto that paper?