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Writer Brain

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 § 0

There was once a time where I would have to have an idea in place to be able to write anything about it. Whether it was an article or a story, it would have to work its way into my brain, or be put there by someone or some suggestion. Over time I've noticed I slowly see more things with my writer brain.

When I hear about an event or something that I want to write about, I automatically start listing the facts and formatting the paragraphs in my head.

When I have an idea for a story I begin to plot out the different acts, the conflict, the resolution.

When I come up with a new character, I begin to immediately give them depth to see if they're someone I would be interested enough in including in a story.

I just realized all of this today when writing on a pretty strict time limit, I had no problem spewing forth a couple hundred witty words in minutes. I can say I'm pretty pleased with myself.

It only took like... twenty years.