I’m not really a head-in-the-clouds type. I appreciate logical thinking and try to keep myself as grounded in reality as possible. I try to keep expectations within realistic boundaries and while I dream big, I try to keep at least one foot firmly in the real world. But with that said, I’m a daydreamer. Moreso … More Caught up in my own little world
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?
Do any other authors do this? When I’m about to start a new project, I’ve found it incredibly helpful to take a little time and interview my characters. I will literally open a blank document, and just start asking my characters questions. Sometimes I write it as a little scene between my character and a … More Interviewing my characters
I don’t even want to know how much planning this took.
So, while I do my writing on the train, I tend to do most of my thinking in the shower. No, I don’t know why. But I’ve always done this. Every time I take a shower, my mind wanders to the worlds I’ve created, or the worlds that I’ve experienced through other books or movies. My … More My Thinking Place: My Shower