So, how do you write?

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I have to admit  it – I just sit down and write, at least for the blog.

I get an idea and I go with it, baby! ( Sorry, I desperately want to be “cool” but it keeps eluding me!)

That is right, no pre-writing .

I do jot down notes for remembering funny bits later, but I admit  I am not much of a disciplined writer at this point.

Something strikes my fancy and I write it  down and occasionally  I do a little research.

The most scholarly thing I do is check facts in the rare times when it is needed on this silly little blog.

Unlike most people, I am not working on a novel, just blogging.

I do occasionally write down notes for a story, but I am a bit of a flibbertigibbet and end up bouncing from idea to idea.

So, help a gal out, will ya? How do you write? What strategies work best for you? How do you keep yourself organized and on target? What processes do you use?

I could ask more questions, but am probably boring you by now.

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I am me and nobody else. One of a kind just like the rest of the world.

8 thoughts on “So, how do you write?

  1. For my blog, I have scraps of paper all over my desk with potential ideas for posts. Why I don’t organize all of these into a word document, I don’t know. But the system is working, so I’ll stick with it.

    For my novel writing I am much more organized and use Scrivener which is a great tool for fiction writers.

    And now my secrets are out…

      1. At least you use index card, which carry some modicum of respect. I have sticky notes all over. And they’re leaving their sticky film on my desk. I’m not role-modeling well for my sons. 🙂

      2. The index cards are not in anyway organized and only I can decipher them, at least most of the time I can! 😉

  2. I’m not so organized. I do some research on “terminology” in writing about disorders, etc., but, basically, I have a idea and just go with it. The same with my autobiography. Several authors advised me to “just write, and get on with it”. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing. I get bogged down in detail, because I’m a detail oriented person. I feel insecure without structure. So this has been freeing for me. I think everyone has a writing method that works for them. Go with what works for you, Rachael.

    1. Thanks for the input! I read about all the different ways you should write and become easily confused! 😉
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. I used to sit down for like 10 minutes and do an exercise of thinking up possible topics to write on, later I would return to the list of topics to see whether I have any material to write under them.
    My writing for now is mostly inspired by things that happen at work, so I do get a bit of material there. I also read other people’s works with the sole aim of getting inspiration or improving my writing – sometimes, a line just jumps at me and I run to my jotter. I also try to follow trends e.g on twitter and may get some inspiration there.

    1. Some great ideas! I may try the list thing sounds like something I could commit to.
      I have been reading some of your blog posts and find them quite interesting!
      Thanks so much for stopping by! It is most appreciated!

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