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opinions? [Aug. 2nd, 2005|12:01 am]
That's No Ordinary Rabbit!


Have an original fiction that I've written about 1,500 words for so far. I'm stuck on the next scene.

Should I just keep writing the scenes as they come to me and then try to join them all up together, or should I try to write it all chronologically.

Almost all my SG-1 fanfic has been written chronologically with notes because I know from experience that I'm good at individual scenes but not so crash hot at connecting everything together. However, my JL fic 'Aftermath' which was written in about five days and encompasses 28,000 words was written in chunks that then were connected together. And it works very well.

So, opinions? Thoughts? How do you guys work with your muses? Chronologically, or chunk-style and then connecting it all together?

[User Picture]From: dannylurks
2005-08-02 05:45 am (UTC)
I've done both, but more often than not I go with the chunk style approach. I write what I've just thought of when I've thought of it and join the dots later. It usually works for me.

If I write a plan I usually end up altering it beyond recognition anyway.

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[User Picture]From: allisnow
2005-08-02 06:51 am (UTC)
Usually I write chronologically. I guess I figure that it's cheating to skip ahead and write the interesting parts, and if I do that, I may end up exorcizing the writing bug before the story is actually completed. I'll run out of steam, so to speak. I would rather work up the anticipation for getting to that one particular chunk that I'm really looking forward to writing. That said, sometimes scenes from the future just come to you, and what choice do you have but to obey the muse? ;)
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[User Picture]From: pixiesio
2005-08-02 11:24 am (UTC)
Normally I do chronologically, but lately I'm finding that frustrating as the Muse will decide to give me later scenes, so I've had to adapt, put in some notes of what I want to put in between, then write the later stuff.
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[User Picture]From: alliesings
2005-08-02 12:47 pm (UTC)
I am a slave to my muse. If I just can't get the next scene, or if a later scene has really caught my attention, I'd rather spend the energy writing than arguing with my muse. At the writer workshops I was at last month, a few of the authors said they don't write hardly anything chronologically.
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