Food for thought

Rodin

I’ve always admired those authors who schedule their writing every day, tapping away between one commitment and the next. I wish I could – but I can’t. I seem to need to get away from my everyday life and binge on everything to do with writing in solitude. Then I do nothing else for a few days but read, review, edit and write … usually half-way through day two the story and the characters have arrived to colonise the brain, nudging and suggesting and arguing … and it all starts to happen. From time to time I remember to eat, stretch, go for a walk … all grist to the mill.

How very inconvenient! But how very enjoyable, too!


by Pat Noad

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    Lori Hurst

    I used to binge write now I usually fit in a couple of hours most days. And since my plots evolve over time- just percolate away in my writer’s brain it suits me not to have to edit too much if I have written heaps in one go. Interesting how differently authors create.

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      Pat Noad

      I agree, Lori – there are probably as many ways of writing as there are authors tapping away out there – and we’re lucky this produces such diverse material for us to read.

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        Lori Hurst

        I am in the final process of readying two sequential novels to publish through Create Space. After years of researching, writing & countless edits I have developed a more astute & I hope time saving approach to my next novel. On the job training.

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          Pat Noad

          Congratulations, Lorie, that’s a major achievement. Good luck with the books. Do you write under your own name?

          • Lori Hurst

            Thanks for the encouraging comment. I am writing as Lori T. Hurst. I have a blog but it has been seriously neglected for quite a while.

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