Write right... wait is that right?
Today's blog I am seeking advice from my fellow authors. If you'll bare with me for a few rambling lines.
So I recently discovered that there is a word for my writing style. I am a panster. I sit at a blank screen with a general idea of the story I want to tell and then I just start writing.
I literally have nothing to go on. I don't have characters names, what they look like, jobs ... nothing! As I write, they pop into my mind. As I go, I'll jot their names into my notebook , and when I can't type any longer - or before I continue my next session, I think about them and give them life. All this gets noted my book.
With the new novel I just started (I know I'm stilling re-writing book one but I need to give it some space) I am also notating the main points of each chapter. This way I can keep track of important details as I progress.
However, I have been hearing great things about the writing tools such as Scrivener
But I heard it was convoluted with a steep learning curve.
So I checked a couple other options and found easier ones such as -
writeitnow here: http://ravensheadservices.com/index.php
Ywriter5 here: http://www.spacejock.com/yWriter5.html
I did download both above trail versions and wanted to try my hand at keeping better notes. Have all my characters at hand and plot notes within a click of a button. But I wasn't able to do it, I had input function errors and couldn't figure out where to actually write the story. I also was trying to do all this while my story is poking me in the back of the head saying. "Hey, I need to be written. What are you doing? What about me?" So I gave up and just went back to Mircosoft Word and started typing.
How do you write your novels? Do you use any of these programs or a different one? Is it worth me placing aside my work for a couple of days and get the book into the system?
All your input is appreciated, Happy writing. Theresa