I allowed the plot to move organically to what the characters wanted. Are you passionate about books, authors and writing?
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This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information. When kids ask, I tell them that if you want to be a writer, you need to pay attention. You must always be looking and listening and noticing things, because you never know when something might happen that will give you an idea you can use in a story.
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Someone might say something odd or amusing, you might go somewhere, meet someone, see something, or learn a new fact that will send you off on the journey of writing a story. Not only that, but you have to go out and live your life: do things, so that you can write from experience. I have gotten book ideas in dreams, while in the bathtub, reading the newspaper, traveling, running, fishing, and eavesdropping on conversations at restaurants.
I might be doing something as ordinary as peeling a potato.
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One Potato… Two Potato…! Hey, suppose a poor, old couple were down to their very last potato, when they find a magic pot. When they put in one potato, two potatoes come out! Shutting off the wifi is reserved for crisis-level-code-red-emergencies and hurricanes. Freedom, one of my favorite book writing software tools, allows me to block the sites that distract me online for a set period of time.
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Five minutes later, I signed up to give it a try. Once I registered for a new account at Freedom. Freedom automatically lists several sites, but you can add as many sites and blocklists as you need.
I clicked the button for each of the sites where I know I lose time. Actual blocklist of a writer I may know. That means if you decide to write on Tuesday morning at 6 am, you can sit down at the computer and not have to worry about getting distracted by Facebook or consider yourself trapped staring at your work in progress, however you want to look at it. What if I need to look up a name? Historical fact?
source It works on Windows or Mac, as well as iPhone and iPads, and you can get a number of trial sessions free to see it in action. Something will break, usually involving water. Four people will ring the doorbell, and my stomach will rumble loudly.
Unless it is a real emergency, I have to keep my butt in the chair. Repeat after me: After I write.
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