September 9

Light Bulb Moment

Writing Updates For Readers, Writing Updates For Writers


I’ve been really working on getting my flow back when it comes to the writing scene. Now I’m not just talking about actually putting words to paper where I get in a groove and everything comes out pretty decent. Because that is not the case. I know my writing feels clunky, missing much description, and I feel, sounds more like I’m telling a story rather then showing. I need to find that balance of action to description. That is something that will come with more words to paper practice.

What I am talking about at the moment is the process of story development. I felt I was creating a thin story, with linear characters who were made for the story, rather then a story made for the characters. That once again takes a balance, I felt unbalanced.

But my last development post, found here:, really did work for me. I found my process. I initially tried following other writing processes by established writers. They are not wrong. How they do things works for them, and for others. I have, however, developed my own style of story development. It has been from the knowledge attained by studying the styles of other writers that I have put together what works best for me.

My story now feels more complex, more alive, more everything. I am excited to develop and create a world I feel will be believable.

What was the big change from my previous attempts. Developing as I write. Create enough to get a story started, and add in the extra details as I need them. Making sure to record all changes and developments for future use.

I look at it like playing an RTS game. There is a shadow of war- the fog- that covers the map. As I play, I discover more, and keep in my memory discovered places, and story lines. I hope that is a good metaphor. I still have an idea about what is in the shadows. I have plots set out, but I don’t know all the details of every place I will explore. I don’t know all side characters, I don’t know the name of every town. I learn this as I go.

My next biggest challenge will be writing out everything in a exciting and attractive fashion that will have my readers begging for more.

Cheers all,

Have fun writing. I know I am.


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