Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Writing Marathon, Day 60

Today's writing time: 30 minutes
Yesterday's writing time: 30 minutes

I'm up to about 30 scenes and gobs of world building notes, which is much better than that pathetic 11 scenes from the old outline. The best part? I've got me an overarching theme. Not to mention the presenting problem and two categories of baddies. So far I'm not having any of the problems I've had in the past with plotting this thing. Before, I was trying to work too linearly, forcing random characters into the beginning and hoping I came up with something useful for them to do later. Now, I'm working from the themes and problems back to the characters and their entrance into the story. With my focus in the right place, I feel much freer to ax characters and scenes for what best suits the story.

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