22 April 2013

Writing One Prompt at a Time Straight into the Middle of a Novel, Memoir, Screenplay

The deeper you write into the Middle of your novel, memoir, screenplay, the riskier your commitment turns to write a story with a plot from beginning to end following one prompt at a time from The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing.

By accepting this challenge, you forfeit your right to go back and start again or read what you've written. You resist the temptation to rewrite and revise and mess around with what you've already written and instead daily face the blank page and write into the unknown.

By Prompt 34, you find yourself everyday writing without any self-imposed doubts about what comes next, writing with the freedom of not having to plan and plot, and writing with the promise of reading the entire rough draft once you've reached the end at least one time.

By the middle of your story, you've established a writing ritual. You're showing up to write more consistently. Now, your imagination wanders without needing to come up with "what next." Instead, you find yourself stretching to expand and deepen the ideas you've already come up with while always looking toward the end, the climax, and the protagonist's final confrontation and crowning glory.

Writing daily by following the prompts provided you find yourself more and more you leaving behind the drama in your own life for the drama in your story.

Today, I write.

Knowing what to write where in a story with a plot allows for a more loving relationship with your writing. Whether writing a first draft or revising, if you falter wondering what comes next in a story with a plot, follow the prompts in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing

To familiarize yourself with the basic plot terms used here and in the PW Book of Prompts:

1) Watch the plot playlists on the Plot Whisperer Youtube channel.
2) Read The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master
3) Fill out the exercises inThe Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories
4) Visit:
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