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  Caedus_16
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I couldn't find where I was putting the chapters of the book I was writing for you guys, but I rewrote the prologue...
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A topic for novels? Awesome! I'm into writing books myself but I have the irritable habit of not finishing them when I'm almost there. Sad
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JainaSolo wrote:
A topic for novels? Awesome! I'm into writing books myself but I have the irritable habit of not finishing them when I'm almost there. Sad

I have a habit of not continuing when I've barely started. Wink
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Reepicheep wrote:
JainaSolo wrote:
A topic for novels? Awesome! I'm into writing books myself but I have the irritable habit of not finishing them when I'm almost there. Sad

I have a habit of not continuing when I've barely started. Wink


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So I've griped before how I lacked the inspiration to write a novel. I've always wanted to and, although I've had vague ideas, the raw material was simply not there.

Recently, however, one of those vague ideas went into fruition and the inspiration is coming fast and furious. The idea is for a dystopian novel and, not surprisingly it deals with controversial topics. Because of this, I might just hide my novel under a rock once I'm finished with it. Wink

The funny thing is, writing a controversial, dystopian novel isn't what I really want to write, but I feel compelled to because it's the only idea that is currently working. I still want to write stories for children about knights, but like I've said the inspiration for that just isn't coming. If anyone gives me a hard time about my novel, I'll just blame the Muses. "Hey, I wanted to write a story about knights!"

Either way it feels great to have story ideas finally starting to flow.
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I didn't know this thread existed. I started writing a novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Was supposed to write 50,000 words, only got about 3,000, but still a good start. About halfway through the month I had an epiphany - I don't have to write the novel in chronological order! Once I realized that, I could just start writing the scenes that popped into my head, rather than get stuck on page 2. Unfortunately, scenes usually popped into my head on my way to class or somewhere else where I couldn't write them down.
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GrandMaster wrote:
I didn't know this thread existed. I started writing a novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Was supposed to write 50,000 words, only got about 3,000, but still a good start. About halfway through the month I had an epiphany - I don't have to write the novel in chronological order! Once I realized that, I could just start writing the scenes that popped into my head, rather than get stuck on page 2. Unfortunately, scenes usually popped into my head on my way to class or somewhere else where I couldn't write them down.


For Christmas 2013 I wrote a novella for my wife (we decided to "make" our gifts for each other, and she loves dystopian novels with teen protagonists, so I wrote one).

And the idea of writing out of order helped me so much, especially at the end (I wasn't done writing on December 23 lol). I could focus my attention on finishing the story/plot, and then go back to world-building later (pretty much every other chapter was world-building, which I found significantly more fun than writing the story of my characters).
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