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Writing - in a straight line, or all over the place?
I've written a couple of attempts at novels - one which followed all in a straight line...I knew where I needed to go, and mostly how I get there. The one I'm writing now, is jumping about all over the place.....I know kind of where it goes....getting there is the issue. One chapter I'm there, another I'm way back...(no, they won't be in this order) How about you?
I met a local novelist who outlines his plot and then writes the chapters in no particular order, perhaps one day writing a scene from chapter 10 and next day writing a scene from chapter 7. He finds that the most interesting and least boring way to write.
I read recently about a way of writing a novel that I am eager to try. It is called the snowflake method and is based on the analogy of creating a fractal snowflake. Google it. Doubtless there are hubs about it.
I am in the before the first draft stage of writing a story and am finding Tony Buzan's mind mapping technique helpful in making decisions, such as regarding character details, plot details, setting details, etc.
Billybuc has written hubs about his way of writing a novel.
Many different approaches to writing a novel have been used successfully. I'm glad that your current approach is working for you, bringing your novel in progress day by day nearer to completion before long and, I hope and expect, publication.
I am all over the place....I write how I think which unfortunately is not logical. I do regret it sometimes when I come to type up though.
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