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Author Wandering Author     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sat Apr-07-12 10:32 PM
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Not for specific work related reasons, but I've had to learn to do this, just to fit in enough time to write. My life is disorganised, and I can't always get the blocks of time I'd like.

Personally, I find that it is easier to write this way with paper and pen. Specifically, I use fountain pens (if you want to try this, I can give you some advice, but otherwise won't write a long, loving paean to the fountain pen) because they force me to go just slow enough to think, which seems to help if you're working in fits and starts. With computers, it is too easy to rush in too fast. And FPs are so wonderful and easy to write with, so many colours to choose from to inspire me... Okay, paean off.

I can only give you one other bit of advice. It will be very hard at first. Just keep trying, even if you only manage to write a single sentence in a day. Over time, you get used to it, and it gets easier. And, hey, even one sentence is that much further ahead... If you can, learning to think the story over in your head and keeping it 'floating' there helps, too. (And handwriting, as opposed to typing, helps keep the details in your memory; there are scientific studies which prove this. Another plus for pens. )

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Writing in fits and starts [View all] , Michael E. Walston, Fri Apr-06-12 09:26 PM
  RE: Writing in fits and starts, Erin_M_H, Apr 06th 2012, #1
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #4
RE: Writing in fits and starts, junedrexler, Apr 07th 2012, #2
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #5
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Linda Adams, Apr 07th 2012, #3
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #6
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 07th 2012 #7
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #9
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #12
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #13
           RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #17
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #16
RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #8
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #10
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #15
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Dreamerscove, Apr 08th 2012, #11
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #14
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #18
           RE: Writing in fits and starts, DianeW, Apr 09th 2012, #19
RE: Writing in fits and starts, CatrinP, Apr 09th 2012, #20

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