Writing Tip #6 – Pause to Think

You’ve dithered and hesitated long enough.  Time to hit the ground running!  Or writing.

But it might be worth your while—before you write—to take a minute to think about the scene you’re about to write.

Think what the characters will do and feel, what the setting is, any details that make the atmosphere vivid.  I like to multi-task here, to think about my next scene while weaving or crocheting, and then pull my laptop over when I’m ready to write.

Often, this exercise not only gives a clearer picture of the scene, it also pumps me up and gets me excited for writing that next chapter!

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