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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

IWSG

Posting the first Wednesday of every month, The Insecure Writer's Support Groupis  the brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh. YOU can sign up HERE to participate. Either answer the monthly question or share your thoughts on the ups and downs of being a writer.

Let's give our co-hosts  a warm welcome! 

Joylene Novell Butler, Jen Chandler, Mary Aalgaard, Lisa Buie Collard, Tamara Narayan, Tyrean Martinson, and Christine Rains!


Today's question is: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer.

This is an easy one for me. It's the process of developing an idea, the research, the note taking, the making of maps (if needed), figuring out time-lines, developing characters. Although I don't work up an in depth outline, all of the work I do before hand gives me a pretty clear picture of my story.

After I do all that the rest is easy. Writing the story is ice cream on the cake, it's dessert following a favorite meal.

What about you?

26 comments:

  1. The research is one of my favorite parts of writing. I often get caught up in the information and have to remind myself that there is a story to write!

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  2. Hi Bish - I can see you love your stories ... and can quite imagine that's the way you work ... achievement of a result is just wonderful ... then the reviews and comments all the better - cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, we writers need lots of reviews! Thanks for faithfully stopping by, Hilary.

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  3. It's the thick layer of frosting on that cake! LOL

    When you love planning it, that makes the writing more enjoyable. And easier.

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  4. Making me hungry, Bish. Your love comes thru your writing, for sure.

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  5. The planning isn't my favorite, but it does make the writing flow better.

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    1. I have to be careful with the planning, Alex. I can get lost in it.

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  6. I don't plan...not at first. But you are right. It does make the writing go smoother. Hope your new release is doing well.

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    1. I used to be a complete pantster, but I never finished anything I started because I didn't know what the story was about or where I was going.

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  7. Developing a new story idea is a lot of fun. :)

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  8. Lots of dessert, please :) Great post, Bish. I thought I was a planner but since getting my edits back, I reckon I need to do more. Next novel... :)

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    1. Yup, no matter how well we plan, there are always revisions and corrections to be made.

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  9. Outlining, eh? Well, that's a unique answer. ;)

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    1. Well, I don't do a detailed outline. I write a sentence or two or perhaps a half-page summery for each chapter.

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  10. What do I like about writing? I like playing with words to produce a piece of writing that entertains the reader.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  11. Great answer to the question. It's great that you enjoy the process and the prep!
    IWSG co-host Mary at Play off the Page

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  12. You're the first IWSG'er who has mentioned love for the prep work as the favorite aspect.
    It does play an important role in making the story unfold smoothly.

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    1. I have to admit, Michelle. If I'm not careful I can lost in it.

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  13. Everything except the fine editing...where I am now.

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  14. 'Desert following a favorite meal." You have such a great way of putting things. That must be why you're such a good writer.

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