The Process

I’ve been off from work this week. Not like I can go anywhere, and I can’t do much about the house, so I’ve been writing. Honestly, I’ve been getting more output done in this one week than months before. Mostly this is because I literally can not do anything other than play games, watch tv or write.

I borrowed an old typewriter off my other half and started hitting away at the keys. This seems to be my process. I have a very rough idea of what I want to get out as a story. Then I start writing it out in the barest of bones on the typewriter. Then naturally, I need to transcribe it all onto a word document and as I’m doing so rewrite. I’ve been adding texture and depth to characters that I hadn’t even considered.

Writing out stuff on the typewriter has also helped in that I’ve created characters I really hate and bits of plot that I actually have no idea where they are going to go. It’s interesting. I know how things will end and I knew how things started but getting from point A to point Z if fascinating.

Seems that I may have a process. I didn’t know this was even a thing. Now to get a better typewriter that doesn’t need the ribbon pulled through every twenty words.

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