Keep the words flowing

I’m guest posting over ao Patrick Satter’s blog today, where I’ve written a bit on how to keep writing even when you don’t know where your story’s going: Keep the words flowing.

How are your words going? I can’t believe Nanowrimo’s almost over!

16 thoughts on “Keep the words flowing

  1. Haha, my word flow has been stemmed by a mountain of birthday treats and turkey and sides… but I’m back home now, mostly caught up on chores, and ready to work again!

  2. [I tried to reply over there, but I had trouble logging in and then it ate my reply, so now I’m trying it over here. :-) ]
    I used #1 and #2 in my second novel. One key event is shown in three different places, from the povs of different characters, each time revealing more to the reader.

    As for #4, I did something similar: I used the first rule of farce, which is that the next person to enter the room should be the one your character most wants to avoid. It didn’t lead to a fistfight, but it did liven things up., ;-)

    1. Oh thats bad to hear. I hope it was a temporarily problem on googles part but as far as i know there is a option available in which you could post anonymously or like here with self written name, website and so on without logging in to google+.

      1. I’m sure everything is okay. I was just pressed for time (posting on a break at work, using my phone) and took the path of least resistance when I started having problems.

        It does annoy me when people disable the posting option where you can enter your own information and force you to log in via some other service. I usually use OpenID for that, but that’s a lot of work on a phone. :-)

    1. I have a friend who used to throw in a zombie attack every time he didn’t know what was next in a serial story. It made for fun reading.

      Thanks for checking out the post :)

  3. Jumping ahead has been helpful for me with keeping the ball rolling. Usually means a bunch of editing later, heh, but at least y’have something on the page then, right?

    Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if Cherie Priest has used the “OMG ZOMBIES!” tactic at least once with each of her steampunk books, lol.

    Great post, Theresa!

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