Hey all, we’ve made it to the midweek *does dance*.
This time round I want to share a few Jackie Jones Write Hacks with you. They’re methods I use to help me while writing and though some aren’t needed for every project I work on, they do come in handy when necessary :). Today I’ll be sharing five, but look out for more in future posts ^_^.
Jackie Jones’ Write Hacks
1) Start Writing.
This may seem like an obvious notion, but sometimes a writer can sit for hours looking at the empty page feeling they have nothing to say. The trick is to begin. Write anything, even if you reread and it sounds like utter garbage, something good will come from persistence.
2) Make Lists.
A great way to get out of a rut if you’re having trouble with your story, a chapter or even just a scene, is to make a list of exactly what you want to happen, preferably in chronological order.
3) Edit at the End.
Editing after every paragraph is a sure-fire way to annoy the hell out of yourself with the writing process. Write the story, get it all down, then go back and clean up the mistakes.
4) Break Before Editing.
Where possible, take a little break before editing your story. This allows you to come back to it with fresh eyes and see what needs changing more clearly. It also lets you breathe for a moment before diving back in.
5) Don’t Obsess Over Word Count.
Some days you may crank out 100 words, another 10 and two days after that 10, 000. Moral of the story? Don’t obsess over word counts. The words will flow and as long as you are doing your best and putting in the time, you will achieve your writing goals.
They’re many more of these I employ to help me on my writer’s journey and I hope that they can be of aid to others as well ^_^.
Thanks for joining me today lovely readers and Part 2 of Discovery Chapter 13 of my science fantasy novel AWAKENING (When Worlds End Trilogy) is now available for your reading pleasure here: Discovery (Pt. 2).’ See you all Friday and I hope you enjoy the latest installment of Awakening. The beginning of Chapter 14: The Kes & The King, will be posted this Saturday, May 31, 2014 on ‘Jackie Jones on Wattpad.’.
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