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Writing Temporarily Postponed

My daughter and her boyfriend arrived lastnight.  It has been about 6 months since I’ve seen her. As parents of grown children know,  these times apart are difficult,  but when we are together we have so much fun. I told her about the book I’m writing,  and she loves the concept. 
Part of me wants my book written quickly,  the other part, slow and meticulous.  I will take the slow approach. I have been scribbling down my rough ideas as fast as I can in my notebooks, next I refine the writing in another notebook, and if I suddenly get an idea I ditch that one and go back to the first, and start the process again.  Once I’m through and satisfied that my idea avalanche has subsided I type the words into my computer.  I do some refining,  such as overused words, grammatical errors etc. If I feel ambitious I dissect each sentence individually and rewrite each until they flow perfectly.  I use the Thesaurus to find better sounding words that suit the sentence more eloquently,  and create a somewhat poetic, or more natural flow. After I am done I start working on dialogue,  what do I want my characters to convey through their words to add to the narrative,  a spice of their own? I am working on characters personality traits.  I find it quite challenging to do, but I’m reading all the tips and tricks I can to best differentiate each character into their own individual personality, verbally,  not just through narration.  If you have tips you would like to share feel free to leave a comment.
I won’t be getting very much writing done the next few days,  but I’m going to pick their brains to see if they have anything interesting to add to my storyline.  Any work I get accomplished will have to be in the morning while everyone else sleeps.


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