Writer's Chair

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Writing Journal

When I began writing books, I also started keeping a writing journal. Among its pages one can find a goodly amount of whining, doodles, and accounts of what’s happening in my daily life, but most importantly there are conversations I have with myself about plot and characters and ideas. There are mini-outlines that help me strategize a new scene, “debates” about appropriate character names, and speculation about where various plot threads are heading. A lot of times my guesses are incorrect and ideas discarded, but the process of working through these conversations with myself eventually helps move the story forward.