How to Write a Story quicklyMaking a story quickly
To write your fastest story ever
Knowing that quick typing is not spelling is one of the most important things I learnt from NaNoWriMo. The Scarlet, Matthew Lewis's The Monk, H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines, and many other works by authors who felt the pressure of a publication date or an empty bag.
A short story can also be a good way to take a rest, find inspirations, gain back your self-confidence and maybe even earn some cash if you are involved in a long and hard work. These are my top hints for your quickest story to write, from mechanics to psychology, from concept to editing.
They not only aim to write quickly, but also to finish quickly. When you normally write in a discipline that demands a great deal of research or word building, you will be amazed at how much faster and simpler it is to write a story that plays in the present and in the "real" worlds in which we are living.
When you find the "real" part of the life too dull, just say a word about your favorite music. That' s what I tried with my story The Steampunk Club, which plays in London today, but with actors who act like they live in the past. By" alternate perspective" I mean to write a story (or scene) from a character's point of views and then switch to another story in the next story.
You will find this technology in all categories and at all stages of literature, from children's literature to thick literature diction. There are many benefits to developing characters and worlds, but for the purpose of this paper, here is how I think this technology accelerates the write-proces: it's a great way to make your work:): Makes it easy to dive into a person.
The jump from person to person will help you to jump over the "boring bits". Think about beginning your typing sessions with a fast warm-up. If you don't know a single phrase or need to think about something, don't use spaces and keep typing. Make note of brain storming, plotting, sketching, typing, editing and proof-reading skills that are good for you.
Are you a fiction snoop ( "like me") and a fan of exaggerated vocabulary, it can be hard to just write and not get caught up in the search for the pitch. But a slang conversation is much faster to write and much more appreciated by the reader. When you don't write every single page, you almost certainly loose the overview of where you were in a story.
You are wasting precious writetime by trying to memorize detail, forgetting who knows what and when, and are more likely to produce accidental loopholes. You run the danger of loosing impetus, surrendering to the difficulties of history and giving up your projects altogether. If you make it a day-to-day practice or not, if you really want to write your story quickly, work on it every day.
As the work extends to fill the available space of space, it is important for you to limit the amount of space you will spend typing your story. By scheduling your appointment, make sure you give yourself less than you think, so you don't have a lot of extra work.
Deadlines can be a challenge, but shortterm typing problems are a good opportunity to write quickly. Join a fight of words at MyWriteClub, announce a #wordsprint on Twitter, Write or D, or try my own favorite: a 10k days (or a weekend). The different browsers have their own convention, style and tempo, and I believe that this freshness in your unconscious can really help you when you write down.
And of course you will write quicker if you write in a style you know and like. Concern for writing excellence will not only slower you down, but will also take away the joy of communicating with your unconscious and the spur-of-the-moment powers of the musician.
While you' re typing, your job is just to be open to new idea. You will usually be agreeably amazed at how much better your letter is than you thought when you typed it. When you want to end something quickly, make it shorten. However, sometimes you are so absorbed in your story that you are forgetting to review your original goals: Is it really important that this story lasts as long as you first walk?
The study of plots and the creation of The One Page Novel was a big leap forward for me. Quick typing is no use if you can never complete one of your tales! Plots such as The Hero's Journey, The Fool's Journey or The One Page Novel allow you to spot traps in your story early on so they don't delay you in you.
Indeed, using these archetypical story patterns can accelerate your typing at any phase of the process: DESIGN: Plots limit the number of choices you need to make while at the same making a powerful tree to use. WRITE: If you know what you will write in each meeting, you can safe valuable write access times by looking into orbit.
Plots help remove faint strands and character traits, and they are also a useful resource for first-drafting. Re-write an ancient story or a story from your own or your family's own experiences. When you are afraid that they will call you because you have a story too similar to another, synthesize it with another story.
Make your own personalities from the sound of other authors' works. Charming is one of the most difficult things to write a story, and building a credible personality can take a great deal of work. You can even have a shortcut to their thought processes when you share your objectives, incentives and barriers, and you can even resolve one or two of your own issues as you walk.
When you begin to go back and do your work before you are done, you will decelerate. Specify a specific period of inactivity for each of these tasks and eliminate time-consuming tasks changes (or multi-tasking). In his Lectures on Literature, Vladimir Nabokov points out that a good readership has a very clear notion of the geographical nature of a story; enough to paint a cartograph.
It was quite challenging until I was reading a young novel for adults in which the writer was moving a figure through a room that she obviously didn't have in her head. This resulted in a figure floating in a void, not being able to credibly interoperate with the room in which she stood or with the persons who were with her.
It made me realize how important it is to make real imaginative rooms for the reader, and the fastest way to do that is to use places you already know: the floor plan of the home you were raised in; the stands in your normal restaurants; the street of your favorite city, etc...
It could include: create write rites, such as collecting museum maps beginning with 5 minute unlocking; create mind-stirrers, such as making a nice tee or a nice cuppa, set a timers, sharpen the crayon; and remove diversions by muting your telephone, disconnecting your routers, wearing headphones, and more.
But I think it makes it possible to write and read boringly. You can write what you want to know. Do something modern. Take turns typing. Put the story in a known place. Describe a personality who thinks the way you do.
Just write. Type the last of the genres you used. You can write what you want to know. Separated typing exercises. You write every single one. Make it brief.