Writing is hard. Writing a book seems impossible. Even if you’ve done it once, it still seems like an insurmountable task to take all the bits and pieces of a story and bring them together as one. And what is interesting is that everyone goes about this process a little differently. What works for one person may not work for another.
I remember my writing instructor, Laura Kalpakian from my University of Washington Memoir class, telling us that each day she started from the beginning and journeyed toward the end of the story. This is how my daughter writes.
I don’t work this way. I write in bits and pieces. I write sections of the story that come to me, that seem vivid and alive in my mind, and then overtime bring them together and find an order to their chaos.
This method worked for me when I wrote Back on the Court, and it is how I’m writing my YA novel. I am not afraid to try new ideas, but I also like to remind myself that the creative process is different for everyone and that I must do what works for me.
Tell me about your writing process?
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