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Author CatrinP     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 Thu Aug-16-12 02:49 AM
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I know how you feel about characters being like old friends. I too feel that, with many of my stories.

There are times when I look forward to reading a story, and then realise it is my story and it isn't written yet. I have to write it. I am instantly disappointed and disheartened.

I'm just getting back into writing after a tumultuous year and a bit. The ideas flow, but the words on paper are still stilted. And finding time to write is still a big problem.

One thing I have done to help is to allow myself to daydream the stories. I do have time periods I can do this - usually on the commute to work. I let myself think about the story. I create an internal video of the characters and what happens - what they do and what they say. Once a scene is done I then work out how I would write that (in my head).

For me, doing this gives me the intimacy I desire with my characters without the stress of writing. It also helps me when I do get the chance to write I already have a store of words inmy head. They never come out exactly the same but I don't feel the need to plan, because I've already done that task.

Hope my trick triggers something for yourself.

Cat

P.S. Don't feel bad about 'wasting' stories on early writing days. I still love my first story and the characters, but hate the writing. At nearly 175K of words (over 5 partly done novels) I have a huge job to rewrite. But I will one day. Just not right now.

  

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Missing that feeling. [View all] , atlantissong, Thu Aug-16-12 12:20 AM
  RE: Missing that feeling. , CatrinP, Aug 16th 2012 #1
RE: Missing that feeling. , Laevus, Aug 16th 2012, #2
RE: Missing that feeling. , atlantissong, Aug 16th 2012, #3
RE: Missing that feeling. , KatsInCommand, Aug 16th 2012, #4
RE: Missing that feeling. , eblgorton, Aug 17th 2012, #5
RE: Missing that feeling. , Wen Spencer, Aug 17th 2012, #6
RE: Missing that feeling. , atlantissong, Aug 18th 2012, #7
RE: Missing that feeling. , Wandering Author, Aug 18th 2012, #8
      RE: Missing that feeling. , WOO, Aug 26th 2012, #10
RE: Missing that feeling. , crimson_angel, Aug 25th 2012, #9

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