Question concerning long writes.

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. profile image61
    DJ Andersonposted 5 years ago

    When writing a piece that is quite long, I find that I have to read over much of my material
    or I will lose the correct emotion of the character.  I am working on a story covering three generation with three different stories, but they are all connected.

    Do others find that they have to read over the previous material before they take up writing where they left off?  It does take up a great deal of time.

    Thank you,
    DJ.

  2. Healthy Pursuits profile image88
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago

    Yes. Every time.

    It's very annoying sometimes, but I never seem to avoid it.

    However, at other times, I'm glad I did reread, because I pick up the flavor of the short story I'm writing and go on easily with that same voice.

  3. To Start Again profile image76
    To Start Againposted 5 years ago

    It depends on where I left off (Middle of a chapter or end) and how long it takes me to get back to it. If I find myself unsure about a change I'd made or some detail I had added, I will go back and reread but most of the time, no. I edit a lot so I usually end up rereading several times later and will tweak the voice where I need to then.

  4. queerlyobscure profile image80
    queerlyobscureposted 5 years ago

    If I leave it more than a day or two? Yeah, I have to re-read, although I find it's usually got more to do with picking up the finer threads of the plot than the characters. Characters seem to stay with me.

    I don't mind it. I usually make one or two edits as I skim, so at least I've gotten the stuff that really sticks out edited already.

  5. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 5 years ago

    DJ, I'm wondering if you're an auditory person?  I am, and I seem to have to re-read in order to get the rhythm and flow of what I wrote - otherwise, it's a bit disjointed.  I listen to all my news on the radio or TV and rarely read a newspaper (not a proud thing I'm saying, here).  I also sub-vocalize when I read so the sound of the written word is really, really important to me.  I've never written anything longer than a long short story, so I might be missing the essence of the question. (Now I'll have to go back and read this post again:)

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)