Anonymous asked: "Everyone says that Dialogue has to sound realistic. I disagree, I think it has to sound honest." LOVE IT. AND AGREE.
Thanks, anon. I mean it.
Your characters should sound like themselves. For example, I once had a professor tell me that my characters said names too much. “People do not constantly say names like that” she said.
But, I always say names. If I am talking to Patrick I say, “hey, Patrick,” “God, Patrick you’re so mean,” “what did you think about the movie, Patrick” this is how I speak. Even if I am in a room alone with Patrick, I say his name. So, if you were writing me into your book, I’d constantly be saying names even if that doesn’t sound “realistic” to others.
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fishing-for-follies asked: Was it difficult for you to get into writing your first draft? What are some challenges you usually face when pounding out a first draft? Cheers
My very very first draft of a novel is still unfinished. So are the three after it. :)
Then I figured out what I needed to do in order to get myself to the “finishes book” stage. I think every writer has to figure out the combination of carrot & stick that encourages completion of a project.
My top three writing tricks for completing a draft:
- No outlines. Seriously, this was the first big revelation for me. What I want is the excitement of figuring it out as I go. This means I’ve deleted as much as 20,000 words from a book. I’ve written several endings to another one. It also means I am excited by writing, so I finish the books I start now.
- Multiple characters telling the tale. If I only spend time with one character, I get bored-bored-bored. It’s like dating or friends. Sure there is one I spend MORE time with, but I like to have options. When I write, I flit between characters (each gets his or her own chapter). This encourages me to keep writing. If I’m bored with Keenan, I can write Donia.
- Schedules of DOOM. These are my own “charts of goal count.” I don’t work well according to other people’s schedules. (Yes, “has trouble with authority” was a regular phrase on my report cards back in school.) I like to set my own rules. That means I set myself due dates.
- Monday: 2000
- Tuesday: 4000
- Wednesday: 6000
- Thursday: If you reach 9k today, you can take tomorrow off.
- Friday: Catch up or day off.
I think the key is knowing yourself. Are you a procrastinator? Maybe set yourself deadlines. Are you easily distracted by new projects? Perhaps consider more than one character for point of view. Are you fond of knowing the path or winging it? That answer determines a possible answer on outline/not outline. Some of these are answers you learn while in high school or college. Apply what works for you in re: completing assignments to writing.
… and if those don’t work, revise your answers & try again :) This is not an exact science.
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