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Author: khalou Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 3278  
Subject: Re: Anyone ever try to write a novel? Date: 6/3/2002 8:17 PM
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Gator,

Tell the story.

Just push through and tell the story. Don't be in a hurry to do so, lots of your 'draft' will be complete. But, once it's there from beginning to end, you can fine tune to your heart's content. You can describe some things better once you know how they fit in to the story and characters- also, you can include clues and references to something that's coming that'll fit in later. "She came to a place that reminded her of [something from her past- link it to her brother somehow]." See? If the 'place' isn't there right now, you can work on it later. Much better, because you will know how this part of the story eventually played out after it's been told. Keep pushing and leave yourself notes on what to work on later.

Just write the story once through. It might take awhile, but the end product will be infinitely easier to deal with than what you have now.

Hope that helps. :o)

k

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