I mentioned in a blog post recently that I was once again writing by the seat of my pants. That worked for about 35 pages of single-spaced text (and by worked, I mean that I didn’t get too stuck and could keep moving the story forward). But, there came a point where I got stuck. … More So, pantsing didn’t work—bring on the outline!
Whenever I plan out a scene, whether it be for my novel, a short story, a role-play, or any other form of creative writing, I feel as if I am watching a movie in my mind’s eye. I see my characters—their facial expressions, their body language—and I can hear their voices. I see camera angles, … More Do you see your story as a movie in your head?
I’ve made no secret that my novel, Carmae, is intended to be the first book of a trilogy. I have vague ideas in my mind of what books two and three will look like, but I’ve always told myself to save those thoughts for later. I should focus on writing the first book, and once … More When is it appropriate to work on a sequel?