May 22nd, 2007

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Writing meme, gacked from triciabyrne...

...because I'm starting to get back into the habit of thinking of myself as a writer. Once school is out I'm pledging to write at least 1,000 words a day, either on fic or my original story. I think that's reasonable.

1. Do you outline? I didn't used to... now I do, but more in general terms, and in my head. If I outline too much I feel like I no longer have that urgency to write out the story in full. Same with talking too much about it. It just loses some of its potency.

2. Do you write straight through, or do you sometimes tackle the scenes out of order? Straight through, except sometimes I'll just happen to hear a certain character's voice or a certain exchange of dialog, and then I'll jot down just the lines, script-format-like, to fill in later. Again, if I was to jump around I would be tempted to write the 'exciting' scenes first, and then I would lose the urge to write out the rest.

3. Do you prefer writing with a pen or using a computer? Computer... I'm a faster typer than handwriter. The only exception is what I'm doing my 'jot down dialog' thing.

4. Do you prefer writing in first person or third? These days, third.

5. Do you listen to music while you write? Nope, usually I need total silence, or even better, the white noise from a fan.

6. How do you come up with the perfect names for your characters? Best. Name generators. Ever. Especially the Greek and Angel/Demon ones. And then sometimes the names just come to me.

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