Monday, May 7, 2012
The Write Me
I used to be a total pantser. I would sit for hours and write in a manic frenzy of inspiration. Words, words, words. I actually have a tendency to ramble. Who knew?
To combat this, I started keeping a notebook to scribble ideas and outlines in. And if I can't find it then post it notes usually do. After four manuscripts I now have several notebooks and endless stacks of post it notes. My handwriting has gotten increasingly illegible since I type 99% of the time...so it almost looks like my notes are in code. Which pleases me until I realize I can't read them either. Damn.
My outlines are not written in stone but more of a way to keep the story pointed in the general direction of where I want it to go. Sort of like taking directions from my husband. They won't actually get you to a specific destination but they will get you in the vicinity. Sometimes that's the best we can hope for.
What works for you?
Posted by Marsha Sigman at 10:30 AM