This article is for Alex J. Cavanaugh’s The Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
The goal of the support group is to share doubts and concerns, and reassure other writers who have struggled by offering assistance and guidance.
The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group Day where we post our thoughts on doubts and the fears and how we triumphed. There are other bloggers listed who share their writing journey and I encourage you to check them out.
Here’s this month’s question:
August 4 question – What is your favourite writing craft book? Think of a book that every time you read it you learn something or you are inspired to write or try the new technique. And why?
I missed the last #IWSG post due to busyness. I’ve taken a little creative (pardon the pun) licence with this month’s question and going with how I craft my stories.
When I get an idea for a story, I write a few lines and then do a brainstorm to determine whether it has ‘legs’. If there is enough for me to craft a story and can visualise characters, I develop the concept further and create storyboards. Mostly dot points as I don’t like to be too prescriptive with my writing.
Twitter @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG
How do you go about crafting your stories? Are you a visual or ‘pen to paper’ writer?
Thank you for your continued support and as always, I look forward to your comments and will respond.
Historical fiction novelist and a secondary teacher, Luciana Cavallaro, burnt out but not done… yet.