Writer Question: How Do You Write So Fast? #amwriting #writetips
Lately, I’ve been overwhelmed with life, so I haven’t written as much, but I still write and I have managed a technique that helps me write fast and when I go away from the writing for a second (or a while I can come back and start where I left off).
We tend to get overwhelmed by word count, but really it’s just initially getting into the feel of writing and making sure you stay consistent with the task. If you overthink anything you end up thinking yourself out of doing everything.
I then responded with the technique:
I write on paragraph at the beginning of the story. Four sentences and then start chapter one underneath that paragraph. From those 4 sentences, I’m able to construct a beginning, middle, a crap hits the fan moment and the partial solution to the problem I’ve created. Even if go away from the story I can come back and pick it back up anytime.
The writer then responded with:
Clare DarginWhat if you hit a wall and the character’s stop talking to you — so to speak?
I responded with:
Sylvia HubbardBecome the protagonist. You gave them a problem in their life. What can you do to make it worse or better?
Again, it’s an overthinking situation, but placing walls or removing walls create story paths for your protagonist to take or not to take. Either way, it’s going to get you to your destination…THE END.