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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Reworking an Old Story, Writing Outlines, & Writerly Tips —IWSG (38)



I'm not quite sure what is happening with this year. It's going by way too fast, isn't it? So if someone can hit the slow down button, that would be great. 


I feel like I've been writing a lot this year and not getting anywhere. But maybe that's because it's been only a couple weeks of that  . . . we spent the whole of January with the flu in my house (good times). And the whole of February playing catch up. Which, funny enough, has been going on since 2010 (not coincidentally the year the twins were born). 


I don't know how to catch up to anything, and that would be okay if other authors weren't publishing four books a year. I mean . . . how? Am I simply complicating everything? 😧


If someone could tell me how to stop second guessing everything I write and stop being so insecure, I'd appreciate it. How do you deal? I'm in that funky state right now and . . . well let me just move on to:



IWSG March Question: Have you ever pulled out an old story and reworked it? Did it work out?


As I said, I suck. I feel like I have writing ADD. I keep getting sidetracked by all my different projects. So YES, I have tried reworking old stories, and that's what I'm currently doing right now, but haven't quite finished any. So, umm, no it hasn't worked out lol


But on the other hand, I've been writing other stuff that are sort of novel-writing related. Wanna see? 😀


I'll bribe you with a couple goodies. 


Here are a couple outlining worksheets and editing checklists for you. Because I care! 

Character Worksheet


Editing Checklist Template


Novel Outline-Save the Cat


Novel Outline-Seven Point Story Structure





And a few posts on writing:







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How's your year going? 
And who wants to perform surgery on my head 
to remove my second-guessing issues?





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