Wednesday, November 10, 2010
THE WRITE WHISPER: Speed writing with a bullet
As many writers are working their fingers to the bone this month with NaNoWriMo, I thought this link might help speed things up a little.
From the fabulous Storyfix blog, the basic summary is this:
-you've written about 20K words & are finding the going tough
-stop writing narrative
-start writing story exposition bullet points
-keep adding bullet points till you know where your story is going/you're excited to keep writing it/etc...
-with these points already jotted down, you can write with added speed as each bullet defines what happens in a scene.
This method is called beat sheeting (each bullet=story beat=scene) and there's load more links in the article if you want to know more.