Writing Is Hard Work
Greetings WordsmithSix Friends! We’re back after taking a brief break in June. Hope this find you all safe and well. I’m in the middle of developing a new series with a co-author and we’ve been working on plotting. With two brains, you have double the ideas and characters and plot scenarios. It’s awesome, but it can be an overwhelming process too. We are writing furiously, trying to keep up with our ideas. The creative energy has been flowing all summer. My co-author sent me a link to several great articles on story plot, so I thought that I would share them here with you.
WRITING IS HARD WORK~ That’s an understatement!
“Good storytelling should be hard—not because it’s impossible, but because it is a high-level skill that requires understanding, insight, energetically clear thinking, and absolute discipline when it comes to choosing elements that will support a worthwhile vision while rejecting those that detract.” K. M. Weiland
“Ask yourself two questions: Is your story idea weighty enough to warrant 75,000 to 100,000 words, and Is it powerful enough to hold the reader to the end?
“Make your predicament so hopeless that it forces your lead to take action, to use every new muscle and technique gained from facing a book full of obstacles to become heroic and prove that things only appeared beyond repair.” Jerry B. Jenkins
Article Link: https://jerryjenkins.com/plot-of-a-story/
Happy writing, Y’all!
I don’t think my story idea is worth 70,000 words but I still write it anyway, lol. Thanks for sharing!
That does seem daunting, but you never know until you dig in and keep going. Sometimes your characters can surprise you! Happy writing.
Is it worth 50,000? Check out Nanowrimo. Only a month away 🙂 https://nanowrimo.org/