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How to Tackle NaNoWriMo: My Advice To You (Day 4 of Countdown) #NaNoWriMo #Writing

Token 4: KEEP A “SPICE RACK”  OF IDEAS  AND SCENES IN A SEPARATE WORD DOCUMENT A while ago, when I first started this blog, I made mention of separate documents that I keep alongside each novel that I work on. Now to be clear, this document is NOT an Outline. It is what I call a “Spice Rack.” Assuming (again) that you are already a seasoned writer, I am pretty sure you are familiar with the process of your creativity “jumping ahead” of your story as you write it. For example, you may be working on chapter five when suddenly some thrilling scene pops in your head that has nothing to do with the current flow of the story BUT it somehow fits, like a glimpse into the future. You just don’t know where. SO WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THIS SCENE? If you are smart, YOU WRITE IT DOWN IMMEDIATELY! and you store what you have written in the, you guessed it, spice rack document. (And when I say write it down, I don’t mean …

Why do you Write?

“Do you write to impress or do you you write to improve?” The thought suddenly came to my head. As I mentioned in my blog called “Establishing” it is always a good thing to go back to the beginning, remember the plan. So is it to impress or improve, and if it is to impress, who exactly are you impressing? And if it is to improve, who and or what are you improving? What are you reasons? I write, because I have fallen in love with the people who live in my head. No, I don’t need medication. I am talking about the characters that grow out of nothing but have such amazing stories to tell. At least to me their stories are amazing. I write because I give them a voice. I also write because if I leave them screaming on the inside of me I feel like my head is going to explode. I truly feel like I am going mad and I can’t think straight. I will admit that I become VERY …