Thursday, October 29, 2009

Divine Intervention

Thanks for all the suggestions on yesterday's post. Lots of great ideas in there.

I just ran across a perfect article for staying in touch with your novel and finding time to write while you're freakishly busy. It's called Guerilla Writing and you can find it at Writer Unboxed, a wonderful resource for genre fiction writers that you definitely need to check out.

Here's just a snippet...

"How do I prepare? Part of my mind is always dipping into my fictional universes—mulling over characters, considering plot direction. You get the idea. It doesn’t matter so much what my mind is doing story-wise, so long as it is spending as much time in that creative space as possible. I keep a little black notebook in my back pocket at all times—don’t tell my wife, she might get the wrong idea. Every inspiration that comes across my mind is precious—these ethereal light bulbs might not end up being good fodder for a story or novel, but at the end of the day, they’re still creative output. Jotting these thoughts down not only helps me to remember them, but it’s another way of flexing that creative muscle and having something tangible to show for it. Words on paper—cocktail napkins, notebooks, receipts—go a long way to maintaining motivation. "

Read the rest here.

8 comments:

  1. This is just the topic I need to explore today.

    Thanks Melissa for clearing the cobwebs from my brain with a much needed dose of encouragement.

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  2. That's the one writer tool that will never go out of vogue, the little notebook. There are so many pretty ones out there, it's fun picking them up and always having a supply for those quick notes.

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  3. Love notebooks, although I tend to make notes in different ones around the house/car, so rarely find what I'm looking for when I want it.

    Must get more organized.

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  4. I carry a notebook everywhere. It's amazing what comes from seemingly randomness.

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  5. I had a friend who has a notepad on her dashboard to write down numbers while if on the phone. Hmmmmm.

    Guerilla writing. Perfect word choice.

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  6. I'm like Debs. Because I'm a stationery junkie, I just love buying notebooks. I have them everywhere ... so can never find the one I want.

    Any tips on becoming more organised?

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  7. Thanks for the post - I'm looking forward to checking it out!

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  8. That's great! Thanks for sharing the excerpt and links.

    Have a safe trip!

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