Continuing adventures with pen and paper

It seems I’ve also made it to the end of the first month of writing/blogging. The month has been a mixed bag when it comes to the writing.

I haven’t managed to focus on any of the short stories I’ve started to the level I would have liked. On the plus side, it has help me to understand where I’m going wrong when setting out to write a story. I tend to try and get through the story on the first attempt. It would obviously make more sense to get the overview of the story written so I’d have something to refer to when I hit a problem.

I’ve also started doing some free-writing excercises, and I have to say that so far they’re a lot of fun. It’s nice to get into a mindset where the pen and brain are in sync with each other.

I picked up some books in an attempt to better understand how to go about writing good stories. Some of the pointers are obvious once you see them printed on a page in front of you. This will hopefully help me focus more on the stories and remind myself to have some patience when trying to develop a story.

It shall be interesting to see if the books and free-writing help me improve the story writing. Everyone cross their fingers that things go according to plan.

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