cedunkley (cedunkley) wrote,


When I write a draft of a novel I start at the beginning and write the book in sequential order straight through to the end. I don't hop around different sections of the story and try and piece them together later.

With this current WIP, however, I'm beginning to think that I need to write chunks at a time of the happenings of each of the main POV characters rather than in order. I really need to immerse myself in certain sections where I need to infuse culture/worldbuilding stuff in and my mind works better sometimes if I stay in one place in the world I'm writing about rather than jumping away too quickly to elsewhere.

My biggest worry in trying this is losing the buildup/payoff that comes easier when I write in order. But I suppose that's what rewrites are for.
Tags: plotting, writing

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