Advice to Writers: Write

A woke up at 6 this morning thinking about a scene for the new novel. I got up, got the coffee going, booted up the computer and wrote it.

It isn’t a big scene. It’s maybe 20 lines deep. But I think it’s good. It helps develop the heroine’s character and back story.

By tomorrow, I might change my mind and decide I don’t like the scene. If so, I’ll nix it. So what? I still moved the ball forward. Now, whatever else the day throws at me, I can say the novel just inched closer to those all-important words: The End.

Want to hear good writing advice? Go write. Period.

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on June 9, 2012, in Blog. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Just finished (as in COULD NOT PUT DOWN!) “Breaking Point”. WOW! Genuine characters, very well developed and amazingly relateable…fabulous plot…moved SOOOO fast…I loved it! Also, have ordered “Crashers” on-line from my Library. Puh-leeze keep writing!!

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