Author has written 7 stories for Trigun, Lost, Hogan's Heroes, Hunger Games, and Leverage.
I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten - happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.
Oh Lord, let me not be one of those who writes too much;
Oh Lord, let me not be one of those who writes too little;
But over and above those two mad spectres of parsimony and profligacy,
Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations. Plot is observed after the fact rather than before. It cannot precede action. It is the chart that remains when an action is through. That is all Plot ever should be. It is human desire let run, running, and reaching a goal. It cannot be mechanical. It can only be dynamic.
So, stand aside, forget targets, let the characters, your fingers, body, blood, and heart do.
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