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Hey, a meme! (and a really good article to get you writing!)

So, ever since that sad last little entry of mine, I've been meaning to write some big post to get back in the swing of things. Y'all are very sweet. <^^>

Unfortunately, I just haven't done that. But I do have this!

From janni "Go to page 77 (or 7) of your current ms. Go to line 7. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating.":

meeting. “I’m not…used to having so much…stuff in this room. It was so much easier to keep things neat and tidy before their intrusion. I mean---” He looked up at the guards, who snapped back to attention, wiping their faces clean of any expression. “Before I was granted such responsibility.”

Callah nodded, her eyes slipping down to the top page of the stack in her right hand. (What to put here? Some political stuff that indicates unrest in the people. Maybe some


And then there's this, which has been making the rounds since blackholly posted about it a few days ago. A guest post at http://www.sfwa.org/ by author Rachel Aaron about how she upped her daily word count from 2k to 10k. I haven't managed to implement this overhaul yet, and we're going out of town next week for my sister's wedding, so I don't plan on seriously sitting down with these ideas until we get back. But, seriously, go read it.

You're welcome.

Comments

Intruiging snippet!

Thanks for the link to the article. I'll never be that fast a writer, but I can see the sense in using some of those techniques.
Thanks for posting that link! It makes so much sense to me. I doubt I'd ever get as high a word count as she does because I just don't have the hours to devote to writing that she does (especially now that I home school), but even if it helps me consistently get 2-3K a day, I'd be thrilled. Not to mention, I think it'd make the whole blank page syndrome that I keep running into a non-issue.