Aw geez, it sounds so complicated, haha. But I guess it might come naturally with the process.
ffffffffffff. my muse has such a one-track mind that it might need jogging with other areas.
Hmmm. If bigger stories are giving you trouble, try writing exercises? Just little mini-stories you write once a day, or once a week. Sit down, pick a character, write a little blurb from their lives. Kind of like you used to do with your Daddy LongLegs, but just stick to writing form. Of course, you can totally illustrate them if you’re inspired to. But the point would be just to get yourself writing, and habitually. Pick a day of the week where you have free time, set aside an hour of that day to write. Stick to it faithfully. Don’t restrict yourself on which character or setting you want to write. Write what you’re INSPIRED to do at the moment.
And most of all: Try to have fun with it! Play in your writing sandbox, this stuff’s supposed to be enjoyable!
If you’re stuck for what to write on any given day, try thinking of a “what if” scenario. “What if Harvestman found a box of kittens?”, to use a rather ridiculous example.
geez, this is where I hit a road block, because…
I’m Finnish, and I feel I should be writing in Finnish, not English, even though my writing skills in English are vastly superior (er, the little “skills” I have.)… I did think of translating something I’d written in English to Finnish to improve writing in Finnish but wow that would be so awkwardly backwards and
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- amuseamused said: Start with the beginning and the end of the story.Try to simplify the story into just one sentence. If you can’t do that yet, you need to step back and do so. If you can, then just keep slowly stepping down. Start with the biggest picture and move in
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