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Things I think about #3 : What did it do?

This is another instalment in the Things I think about when I write series.  I can’t recall where I read/heard this advice, but it goes something like this…

Whenever I write a scene, it needs to do one of two things: (1) Advance the plot or (2) Develop a character.

So after each scene I write, I ask myself whether it did either of those things.  And if not, then what did I hope to achieve with that scene.

Of course, there might be other purposes.  What do you ask your writing to do?

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Posted by on November 8, 2013 in Ponderings

 

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Things I think about…

I have never claimed to be a particularly good writer.
Okay, maybe I have.  But I have never expected anyone to actually believe it.

Hoped maybe, but never expected.

So I find it very hard to give writing advice, although I get asked often.

However there are a few things that I have learned over time that I find useful in my writing.  Things that I have discovered make me think as a writer.  Things that I ask myself whenever I write, and think about whenever I look at my writing to determine if it is any good.

Over the next few weeks as I do NaNoWriMo, I will be asking myself these questions, so I thought I would share a few of them with you as well.

#1 – Things I (don’t) like

#2 – Senses

#3 – What did it do?

#4 – TBA …

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2013 in Ponderings

 

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