Writing goes beyond putting words on the page. Much work goes unseen, unknown to the reader. But if we leave the work undone, its absence seeps into the writing. The germ of an idea is vetted, researched, tweaked and developed into a plot. We create logical subplots and stakes, access their value and devise ways to weave them into the story. Whether you outline or fly by the seat of your pants, thinking consumes us as we explore ways to make the story stronger.
Thinking days rankle my senses as I feel compelled to add words to the page, and progress slows. Then the story congeals, the words bloom, and all is right in our writing world.
Which activity are you engaged in today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer