Writing Tip — 48

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When you think about the path we have chosen by becoming writers, we really don’t have true vacations from our work. We are always thinking about what we are writing, sometimes stealing moments we should be spending with our family and friends to fix a scene or make notes for a new scene. I try to take breaks from my writing and editing, but my fingers start to itch if I’m not doing something writing related. Even if I take time to pay Guild Wars 2, my mind is only partially on the game, the rest of the time I’m thinking about my work. How can I improve this scene? Should I remove that scene? Do I need more back story or do I need to cut some out? Even when I”m doing chores around the apartment, I’m running character dialogue through my mind, imagining what they look like and what they are doing while talking.  Then I think is this particular dialogue needed?  Writing is s year round profession, that never leaves us no matter what else we are doing.  We have to learn to adjust our lives to make our writing path clear.

May the words ever flow!

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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4 Responses to Writing Tip — 48

  1. No vacations? Isn’t that the truth. I’m already planning where I’ll sit and write on vacation in Maine.

  2. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Here is a great post on the writing life from Anna Dobritt’s blog.

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