Sometimes I write like a maniac. The words flow out of the keys and pile up on page like shoppers at a sale
Sometimes I don’t
But whenever I have one of these “writer on fire” attacks, there’s always work to do afterwards
- Spelling to fix
- Missing words to add
- Plot holes to fill
- Corners to write my way out of
- Awkward words
- Awkward scenarios
- Things that could be expressed better
When I’ve got a whole lot of words that aren’t quite ready for a full edit yet, I find that a laundry list helps
I open a fresh document, give it a catchy title like “Urban Fantasy Fix It List ” so that I can find it again, and then run through my rough rough draft, making notes on my laundry list of things that need fixing
- does the name of one character change several times?
- is an ending weak?
- is a sentence unbearably awkward and unreadable
This gives me a good framework to go back and fix/write/rewrite things without missing key points
so what’s on your laundry list?
For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here
and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here