The Purple Parade is marching in full stride to the beat of that 'other' drum we all hear, but generally ignore.
Started by Nightcrawler, April 12, 2007, 08:16:22 AM
QuoteI've been taking some time to try and write them down develop some characters and places, and plot arcs. I'm hoping that having broken it down into small blocks, I can then start to sift through my ideas and group things together. I think perhaps some ideas are better suited for a separate book versus other ideas. As time goes on a bit and I get more and more things on paper, I think something coherent that I can go with will be there.
QuoteMaybe it`s an idea to start with a main storyline and try to put several of your ideas on that storyline? Would make it easier to keep the story together I think. Downside could be though that you`ll have to create characters afterwards that fit into the storyline.
QuoteBut you know what? Many writers end up rewriting huge portions of their books anyway. A finished first draft is STILL nothing more than an organizational exercise to some degree depending on the writer. The great thing about writing though is that everybody has a fair shake. There's no rules to follow on how you have to write your book. If you need to rewrite it 10 times, you can. If you want to bang it out in 6 weeks, some people can do that to. 6 years? Some people can take that long as well. There's a number of ways of getting to the finish line. And what makes a good book is certainly open to interpretation. If the right agent or publisher reads your book and it's got what he/she are looking for, you've got a shot.
QuoteThat's the question of the day. What makes a book good?I've been doing a lot of research over the past few months on writing a novel, getting published etc. I have tons of ideas in my head, fairly strong writing skills, and the desire to get some of those ideas out to the world. So, I've been spending some time plotting out some book outlines and organizing some of these ideas and thoughts.As I've been getting into that I ask the question of what makes a book good?
QuoteA lot depends on what kind of book you're writing and who is the public you want to write it for.
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