Deflation

DaveK's picture

Devalue your words, yeap, that's right. I'm still searching for a motivation and my latest thought is that I value my words to highly and therefore want them all to be perfect. A little bit of thought and you can see the problem. If I write something I want to be able to keep it in the final draft. It is just another way of saying "kill your darlings".

So I'm going to try to write a lot of words that are known tobe bad. This is sort of what one does in NaNoWriMo. Write first and edit later.

You better be really good:
http://io9.com/10-science-fiction-and-fantasy-stories-that-editors-are-1...

So get a new idea:
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/09/find-your-plot-fridays-all-that.html

A creative idea:
http://bobrich18.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/interview-with-michael-michalk...

But the right size:
http://storyfix.com/case-study-when-a-concept-is-too-big

Outlines:
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2011/01/drawing-out-line-crafting-outlines-t...

And so it starts:
http://storyfix.com/guest-post-the-burden-of-your-novels-opening-scene

A market:
http://www.write1sub1.com/2014/04/interview-with-editor-jonathan-laden.html