(Click the title to read the item I refer to, New Readers). While always wary of attempts to quantify creativity, or perpetuate the myth that there is any given way to be a better writer… this item caught my eye because I hand-write everything exploratory. From tag-lines to character descriptions to beating scenes and sequences and mapping structure and plots, it gets worked over with a favourite brand of pen in a moleskine, or on a sticky note, index card or anything that affixes itself to a surface I can step back and stare at, first. Even my project diaries are lists. The exception is dialogue. My characters tend to talk fast and tell me more if I free-type, and then though - I print and edit them - for timing & voice - by hand.
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