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I had this weird brainstorm today as I was thinking about what changes I might make to THE HALFWAY HERO (which I'm planning on starting revisions on in a week, once my holidays start). I say weird because it seems so very obvious now that it's occurred to me.

Write the book the way I'd want it to be if I were reading it.

I mean, yes, I write the sort of books I like to read. I often write books that I wish there were more of for me to read. But that's more of a general sense-of-the-thing approach. I've never actually sat down as I was outlining and asked myself, "If I were reading this story, how would I want it to begin?" "If I were reading this story, what would I want to happen after this event?" and so on.

I don't know if this is actually going to work. Mostly because my favorite bits of stories (as a reader) are often the bits it didn't even occur to me might happen. But I'm interested to see how it'll go. :D

Have you had any new and interesting brainstorms about the writing process lately?

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megancrewe
Dec. 15th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
A long sentence indeed! And a good point. I'm just worried I'll get to a point where I ask myself, "what would I want to read next?" and my answer is, "something I haven't even thought of", which, er, will be rather hard to follow through on. ;)
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My Books


Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014


The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012


The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013


The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014


Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014


Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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