Chronological order - chapter by chapter, scene by scene. Out of order - chapter 8, chapter 1, chapter 20, etc. Which is the better method? And what do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of these methods? Also, which method do you think will get you to finish writing a story faster?
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I've never heard of the book you mentioned. I'll have to check it out. I guess it does depend on the person but just wondering what might work best or if there are other alternatives that might be better to try or to consider.
Those are interesting types of stories that can be tricky to execute well. But I was wondering more on if you're still just writing your story and you only have a draft but will now try to write it fully, is it better to write it in or out of order?
I do my writing straight onto the laptop, (that's my notebook now) work through and go back through it again to straighten it out or change things.
Before I had my laptop I wrote notes, a 'rough' translated into type as it would appear in print.
I like to write chronologically too but sometimes I find myself stuck in a chapter. I wonder about writing out of order but I'm concerned that the scenes would be hard to connect, might not fit together & story might not flow well. What do you th
I've written scenes out of order before and they aren't that hard to connect. But, in general, writing something out of order is better than letting the story go idle. If you end up hating what you wrote, you can always discard it and start over.
I know what you mean about getting stuck in a chapter. But my concern in writing out of order is that it might be hard to connect scenes together and it might not flow well with the rest of the story so I wanted to know what others thought of this.
Yes, it would be bad not to write down a rough draft of a scene that might happen later on in your story because you might forget. But if you already have a draft and you're now writing your story, will you still be writing in or out of order?
If I have a rough draft for, events and characters for something that may be, say, chapter six, and the fancy takes me to do so, I will write out the whole, knowing that it will likely need to be modified as I get around, and beyond it.
Good points. Writing out of order might help with writer's block but you don't think doing so might disrupt the flow of the story & cause the scenes to not fit well together? Guess the best way to finish is write but writer's block can be a probl