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W is for Writing

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Obviously, I’m writing this, and I think I’ve mentioned enough times that I’m also writing novels.

I find it a lot easier to express myself in written form than in speech. I like to have time to decide what I’m saying, to look at the whole thing and make corrections before anyone sees any of it, and to make little asides (like this one) without sidetracking the whole conversation

And I have stories I want to tell. That, more than self-promotion, is the reason I’m finding it harder and harder to keep from mentioning my novel. I still haven’t decided for certain on my publishing route, but I’m determined to be published in some form, because I want people to read this story.

Authors Answer 14 – Genesis of a Story

I’ve seen it said that one of the most important differences between writers is whether they’re “plot-first” or “character-first”.

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

Welcome to February! We have a bit of a change of pace this month.  During this month and March, our questions come from our contributors.  This week’s question comes from Jean Davis.

How does an story begin?  We all start from some idea. Everyone starts from something different.  So let’s find out what our authors do when they begin a story.

character_plotQuestion 14: When coming up with a new story, what comes first, the character or the plot?

H. Anthe Davis

Since I’m working on a (hopefully) long-running series, the characters come first, and the plots are often created by complications from what they’ve done before.  Even in the beginning of this series though, it was rather firmly wrapped around a few well-defined characters, whom I’d been playing for a while either in online roleplaying chat or in MMORPGs.  I always found playing the characters to be insanely useful, especially…

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