Thompson On…Developing a Regular Writing Routine!

Follow a Regular writing Routine!

Sitting at your computer with a cup of coffee ready to write that first draft of your next novel… Authors need a regular routine when they sit at the computer and prepare to write!

When you’re in the creative mood, you must follow a set of actions aht will lead to the production of dynamic writing. When I sit in the chair at my computer, I slip into a writing zone. I don’t want any distractions.

First, I click on the Purple Phantoms icon on the desktop that opens the word document that transports me to the world of my fourth novel.

I pick up from where I left off on my previous writing excursion into the world of the haunted high school basketball team. I have everything in react–Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Elements of Style–and my folders with character ideas, setting, etc.

Then the writing process begins: Sit down in front of the computer, stare at th blank screen, then put words on that screen. Some days the words flow and other days they trickle at a slow pace.

The point–put words on the paper. Author C. J. Cherryh said it best: “Write Garbage, Edit Brillantly.” Just get the words out so you can edit brillantly!

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