Props Week, continued: Writing wisdom via Jordan Rosenfeld…

@Jordanrosenfeld

http://jordanrosenfeld.net/

Some of her gems include:

  • A fast draft gets it down, but it doesn’t finish it for you.
  • Reading is an aerobics class for your writer mind.
  • At the beginning, your character shouldn’t be too self-aware; leave room for growth.
  • Each scene should still have a goal for your protagonist—and readers are most interested in your protagonist.

 

Using an image and video for my post today…

Thought I would try some different post formats. I used the mindmapping software Inspiration today. Below is an image file of what I wanted to communicate to you.

Below the image is a video demonstrating a few of Inspiration‘s features. [Reminder: I’m not trying to sell anything–just sharing what I like to experiment with.]

 

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The video is seven minutes long, so feel free to fast-forward at your convenience! Will work on my paring-down skills, I promise.

“You can’t wait for inspiration…”

“you have to go after it with a club.” –Jack London.

Seems lately I’ve been using a feather, at best.

I came across this list from WritetoDone.

Item #26–freewriting–reminded me to revisit The Accidental Genius by Mark Levy. If I had to narrow down my library to ten books, this would be one of them. [Reminder: This is a no-shilling-for-compensation blog. If I like something for my own purposes, I’ll mention it and hope it helps readers.]

My own additions to the list of inspiration sources:

  • A work in your field of interest/genre that you think you could substantially improve.
  • A previously successful work of your own.
  • An addendum to item #8 [Music]: Some writers loop one selection to help them achieve flow. This article might help explain what’s going on.

Okay, so I’m now inspired. Time to find my version of a Jack London club.