True to my word last week, I’m deep in my process of writing fiction.
More specifically, I’m following the little plan I set for myself. That means I’m reading two kinds of books, simultaneously, and doing a little writing also. Read more here, where I told all of you about my ambitious plan to write fiction.
I’m reading both novels and “how to write” non-fiction books.
It’s been interesting to read the both side-by-side. As I learn more on the “how to” side, I’m noticing things while reading fiction! Learning the language of how to write helps me see these very aspects in others’ writing. I have many “Oh, I see that thing I just learned about!” or “The author did a great example of ‘showing’ and not telling.” etc.
Your Brain When Writing
In one of the books I mentioned I’d be reading, The Writer’s Process, the author did a great job showing how we use our brains when writing. She also gives advice on how to optimize that. In other words, she details how we have a scribe and a muse in our brain. Plus she teaches the best way to get into flow so you can use both at the same time.
Make a Schedule
The author also talked about the importance of having a schedule for writing – and she backs it up with science along with a clever way of comparing it to baking bread, in which I have excellent experience (learn my process for how to make sourdough bread here!).
She writes, “Schedules give us strength.”
That brings me to today’s update for you.
Inspired, I created a schedule, and I want to share it with you for three reasons.