Writing from memory is an intense mining experience, not meant for the faint of heart.
I have been writing about speed-writing, and also about writing a lot of crap.
Last week, I gave myself a writing prompt of 5 words: abandoned, nurture, trimming, silently, cupboards, and clocked ten minutes on the countdown timer on my cellphone. Now that I go back to it after a few days, I don’t hate it so much, so I thought I will post it here:
A lot of that writing has been utter crap, but at a bare minimum I am showing up at the page every day and worrying less about the money I am making. In my book that is progress already.
I am discovering the various joys of speed-writing, and at the very least it has been fun.
Learning to write good dialogue Writing fiction has many aspects, and the importance of dialog writing cannot be over-estimated. Realistic dialog pulls you right in to a story or dialog, whereas stilted stuff gets rejected after a few lines. You listen to people talk all the time, right? So it should be easy to write…