Monday, January 26, 2009

Planning a story

How do you plan a story?

I write the whole thing out first, whether it's a novel or a short story. Then I see who the main characters are, who should be a main character but isn't and which characters don't work.

Afterwards I edit chapter by chapter, never moving on until each chapter is right. Then I start writing it out again.

It may take a few rewrites, a few days, weeks or months, but I get there eventually.

Occasionally I even get the story published.

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