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by Kathie.blog
December 8th, 2009, 6:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Outline or Out of the Mist?
Replies: 50
Views: 12000

Re: Outline or Out of the Mist?

Do you guys think there's a correlation between outlining and genre? <snipped for brevity> Is depth of outline related to genre? Good question. I happen to spend most of my time in the mystery/suspense/thriller genre where an outline is essential . If I'm ever going to finish and keep track of the ...
by Kathie.blog
December 8th, 2009, 12:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Outline or Out of the Mist?
Replies: 50
Views: 12000

Re: Outline or Out of the Mist?

I used to be an out of the mist until I discovered that I couldn't get the darn thing to end and new characters kept walking in, disrupting the whole thing. Could have written another ten novels by the time I finally gave up and quit. I blame NaNoWriMo for part of that never-ending downward spiral. ...
by Kathie.blog
December 7th, 2009, 7:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?
Replies: 37
Views: 6992

Re: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?

moosatcows wrote:...
The worst part is trying to be patient during the months of writing when all I want to do is just get the damn thing down on paper and the rest of the world should just go away.
Oh yeah, amen to that one!
by Kathie.blog
December 7th, 2009, 7:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?
Replies: 37
Views: 6992

Re: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?

Favorite: While I'm a multi-genre writer, my love is for thrillers. So, with that respect, the most favorite part of writing is when I can mesh the suspense with the excitement and still keep the reader teetering on trying to figure out the twists. This, sadly, only comes when I can toss the manuscr...
by Kathie.blog
December 7th, 2009, 6:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many projects do you work on at once?
Replies: 38
Views: 9223

Re: How many projects do you work on at once?

I've found that working on one project per genre works best for me. I try to concentrate on one, flipping to the other when I get "stuck" or just plain sick of it. I do keep a file of ideas which constitutes the general sketched out idea and maybe a few pages just to test the waters out and use as a...