The Vengeful Polyglot

Posts Tagged ‘pre-writing

Let me start by saying that I have always had problems with doing effective pre-writing. I would be bitten by an idea for something and just start writing. This served me fine for a while, at least for short fics, because most of my writing, well, didn’t have much, or any, real plot development. Most of what I wrote were essentially vignettes – nice little snapshots of time, but without much development outside of the characters’ heads. Because they were short (it took me years in fandom to write something more than 2,000 words long) and fairly simple, I actually managed to get along quite well this way. Unfortunately, once I started trying to write short-stories and chaptered fics, I ran into a bit of a problem. I would get bored with whatever plot idea I started with, or forget where I was going with it, and eventually I would usually give up.

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