Tag Archive: world building


Hello everyone!

So, thank God it’s Friday, first and foremost. My program in NYC is going great but let me just say what a relief it is to have the weekend to relax a bit? I tend to carry whatever work I need to do around on my back so forcing myself away from the environment helps a lot to lift the stress from my shoulders. I went to Time Square with the roomie today, which was awesome and a little overwhelming with all of the lights and sounds and, yes, definitely the press of people all around.

And now that I’m back in the dorms and getting ready for bed, I thought it would be cool to write another blog post. So this led me to this topic that I’ve been thinking about for a while now: which is, violating your character’s worldview.

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Multiple Drafts

The thing about writing is that everyone does it differently. There’s a lot of advice out there about how to write and even what to write. When I was younger, I struggled sometimes with what to write. Not because I didn’t have ideas – I had plenty of those – but I lacked the confidence to think that my ideas were good enough to become stories. I was too lazy to see where they could go, to piece together the puzzle that would have created good stories.

Now that I’ve learned to trust myself and I’ve begun to follow my stories, even if I crash into tangles along the way, I’ve discovered something recently about what happens when I refuse to leave a story alone. Part of it has to do with going through multiple drafts of a story, hence why this blog is about drafts. Editing is just as important as getting the first draft done because you can go back and fix the problems you had in the bumpy ride to writing. So here’s what I see in my own writing.

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