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However, I am more than well aware that not everyone works remotely close to the same way I do.
There are writers who pants completely with absolutely no idea where the MS is going to take them when they sit down to write, and there are writers who plot every last detail then write completely out of order.
There isn’t a right or wrong way to go about it, which is why I like writing about process so much—it’s fascinating to me to see all the different ways writers operate.
I’ve often seen writers encourage each other to write the scenes that excite them first—I tend to do the opposite: I write the scenes as they come, and when I have a scene ahead that I’m dying to write, I use that motivation to get me through the scenes I’m less excited about. If I start to get bored at any moment, I make something happen—both to entertain myself and future readers who will likely be bored if I’m getting bored.
Being that I’m a fairly logical person, chronological order to me makes sense—my scenes build off each other and unplanned ideas I get in earlier scene often weave their way into future scenes.
However! That doesn’t mean my way is better. It’s just what works for me.
But enough about me, I want to hear from you guys—do you write in chronological order or do you skip around? Why?
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Do you write the most exciting scenes first when drafting? Share your process at @Ava_Jae's blog. (Click to tweet)