30 Days of PreWriting, Day 29   2 comments

Today’s Link: http://www.jennymeyerhoff.com/writers.html

This author has a lot of good advice on her page. But the really great stuff is her worksheets. She says that she’ll pull them out and go through them whenever she gets to a tough spot and I have to say, they probably work for that. I think they’d also work great for prewriting. And I’m looking forward to printing off several of the character worksheets. I like that they’re two pages, so they’ll fit nicely front to back on a single piece of paper. I can fill them out and stick them in my notebook, then if I need to add stuff later, I have a sheet for each character and I can just add it on. For me, it might work better than adding to the excel sheet. I love excel, but I’m a tactile person and sometimes I just need something to be on a piece of paper. And I like the handiness of having a front and back sheet. The worksheets that I’ve used in the past were multiple pages. This is more compact, and I like that.


2 responses to “30 Days of PreWriting, Day 29

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  1. would have liked to see more on Point of View and Voice! help, floundering around between first person and omnipotent scenes, need to straighten it out!

    • I tend to stick with 3rd Person mostly Omniscient, so I completely didn’t even think about Point of View as prewriting. And really, it doesn’t even have to be a part of your prewriting. Just write scenes in both and then when you figure out which one is most comfortable/suitable for the story, you can rewrite (after NaNo) any scenes that need to be switched. And as far as Voice goes, I find that it tends to come naturally once you start writing. You might have to change a few of the earliest written scenes, but I don’t know that you can necessarily find the Voice of a novel before you’re actually writing it. But I’ll try to maybe find some articles on both of those things in the next month. Better late than never, right?

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