A Sneak Peek Into A Writer's* Mind

*Please note this is the mind of a pantser.

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  1. Love the bit about putting your head against the screen, so the words can ooze into Word. If only! My theory is that pantsers are able to hold all the details in their head whereas planners, like me, lose the details in the void between their ears and have to write them down. ;)

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    1. If only indeed!

      That's an interesting theory. I just get sooooo bored if I plot ahead of time. I've tried it and always get the same result - the story dies.

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  2. I too considered your idea about putting your head on the screen and the thoughts oozing out into Word directly. The obvious downside is the amount of editing you would have to do. I don't know about you, but sentences can go through multiple revisions in my head before they go through my fingers. And do you really want your prose interspersed with thoughts about tea, and the words to the song you're singing along to in your head, and shopping lists, and dinner plans...? :)

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    1. Yeah, mine would be all over the place. Maybe there'd be a way to colour code the useless and useful stuff to make it easier to edit ;)

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    2. ... but it could be a cool interrogation tool. Forget waterboarding--just slap the screen against the prisoner's head and sift through the output! Depending on how well the prisoner can control his/her thoughts, it could be useful. And there's a story there somewhere I'm sure.

      OK, Cole--stop writing articles that inspire stories! I've my WIP to work on, and I can't be getting distracted like this! ;)

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    3. I just can't contain my awesomeness, so sorry ;)

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  3. Haha good to know my algebra notes aren't the only things covered in random writer scribbles. ;) As for fighting back self doubt, I saw a picture the other day that said "Don't let anyone rain on your parade. Poke them in the eye with your umbrella." Live advice.

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    1. Many of my notes from school were rendered unreadable by my various doodles ;)

      That's great advice. I shall remember it along with my Brolly of Hope!

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