Wednesday, August 7, 2019

IWSG - August 7th


OPTIONAL QUESTION: Has your writing ever taken you by surprise? For example, a positive and belated response to a submission you'd forgotten about or an ending you never saw coming?
I tend to be a discovery writer and do a minimal amount of plotting. I know generally know where the story's headed with a few scenes already in my head, but I don't always know how to get the characters from point A to point B. As a result, I'm often surprised as I'm writing.

On my first book, I knew I was approaching the conclusion, but I'd thought it would be a few paragraphs yet. Then I wrote something and knew that was it. It was the end, and I was done.

I was so surprised. lol

What about you? Have you had any happy surprises in your writing?

11 comments:

  1. Always nice to end sooner rather than later, right?

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  2. I have a tendency to overwrite so in getting from A to B, I might use up the rest of the letters of the alphabet and then have to get rid of most of that in the editing process!

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    1. For me, editing is when the real writing happens.

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  3. I'm definitely a pantser so I plot pretty much the same way. Even if I do have an ending in mind, I don't always know how I'll get there. Right now I'm two chapters away from the end and I STILL don't really know everything that will happen.

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  4. Discovery writer. I like that. I start with an outline, but as I go, I come up with new and hopefully better ideas.

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  5. We plot in about the same way. I'm also having the experience of changes in my current manuscript.

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  6. Good not to drag it out. Ending. Surprise!

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  7. Sweet, sneaking up on your ending.

    I think what has surprise me the most is how dark I can go. [scared emoji] :)

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  8. As long as you don't have nasty surprises for yourself!

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