On the other hand…. What if there IS a SECRET FORMULA for crafting a well-made story?

So….

Just because I KNOW that outlining / pre-planning  doesn’t really work for me, doesn’t stop me from continuing to seek…. THE SECRET FORMULA for writing the best possible thing that I can during the 3 Day Novel Contest.  Or any time.

found this image in google images... dunno who it BELONGS to.  If it's yours please let me know and I will give you credit and a link back.
found this image in google images… dunno who it BELONGS to. If it’s yours please let me know and I will give you credit and a link back.

After alla that blather yesterday about how formulas just don’t work for me, I found myself cruising the interwebs at 2am this morning and returning to this tasty tidbit….

How to Write a Book in Three Days: Lessons from Michael Moorcock

Cuz…. hey… there is always stuff to learn.  Right?

So if you’re working on a QUEST or a CAPER type story … there might just be something you can grab from the article and add to your box of writing tools.

And for those who like pictures with their Secret Formulas, here’s a WIKI on…

How to Write a Novel in 10 Days or Less.

And for those of you who’d like to peruse a series of posts and be introduced to a rather WONDERFUL blog … you should check out the Brainstorming series of posts over on my pal Bill Patterson’s blog.  Here’s the first post…

Brainstorming: The Beginning

And, as for me and Mz Musey… we are stepping away from the typer for a bit to eat some chicken noodle soup and maybe watch an episode of Firefly or something.

This is a reward, as we spent the morning working on revisions to a piece of short fiction that JUST MIGHT be a submission to the Short Long-Distance Writing Contest  over at Geist Magazine.

Will this be the story that breaks my long long LONG silence and lack of submissions.

Who knows.

What I do know is THIS IS THE WAY I AM GETTING READY for the contest.  By … writing.  Stretching muscles. Moving the pen across the page.

Feels darned good.

Hmm… maybe THAT is my Secret Formula for crafting a well-made story.

  1. Write.

  2. Re-write.

  3. repeat.

Hope you’re having a great day of scribbles and dreams.

go easy ~p

3 Comments on “On the other hand…. What if there IS a SECRET FORMULA for crafting a well-made story?

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