This is my opener for a series coming up. This is going to be a detailed experience about how I write. This post is just a summary and will help you get started to understand the method to my madness.
- Set up
Step one: Plot or Character (whichever comes first)
Step two: Character or Plot (whatever you didn’t do in the previous step)
Step three: Setting
Step Four: Research
2. Get Started
Step one: Summary
Step two: Write the First two scenes
Step three: Ending and/or Climax
Step Four: Important Scenes
3. Type Up
Step one: finish all the important scenes
Step two: type what you have in order they appear in the book
Step three: print it
Step Four: read and note take for fluff and transitions
Step one: look at your notes and begin at the beginning tying in scenes
Step two: print it
Step three: more notes
Step Four: look at your notes and start adding in descriptions
Step one: print it
Step two: read and notes for the rewrite
Step three: rewrite in entirety
Step Four: are you happy?
6. Rewrite #2
Step one: repeat 5 over and over until you’re happy
Step two: print it and set aside for a month
Step three: read printed copy and look for any errors in grammar or story line
Step Four: fill in your subplots
7. Rewrite #____
Step one: repeat 5
Step one: print out a copy for yourself
Step two: email avid readers and ask them for their love and hate comments. Insist on both.
Step three: read your print out and see if you’re willing to change to the betas requests
Step Four: fix up
9. Send to your editor or find a publisher.
10. Prepare to rewrite again
14. Your fight still isn’t over. Market
That’s all I have for you until next week. I’ll be doing more character diagrams and other necessities and will post them.