LTUE 2018 Writing Fast and Slow
Be comfortable in you job. What is your comfort level.
Don't ask for a publisher until you've written a first draft. Can write what you want and have some degree of control.
2000 words a day 6 days a week. mini binge writer. 80% of the words are in the last 2.5 hours.
400k words are year for 25 years.
A sprinter who has learned to plod.
Deep Focus on the work. You go into a trance like state.
How do you get into the Flow state. Theta state.
It can take an hour or two to get into that state.
Get away from other people get away from the internet. Write like mad.
20-25 pages a day.
Writes in terms of scenes instead of words. Once into the story it goes very quickly. Has written as many as 80 pages a day.
Write whenever you can as much as you can.
Good luck with your stopping power when you miss.
If you don't have time to do it right how are you going to find time to do it twice.
Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.
Quality is what makes your work stand out.
Writing is lonely and anxiety provoking.
Deadlines can really kill your anxiety.
Much better off with a longer slower process. I write when I can and don't think about how fast you are going.
Writers are human too. Give them space to do the art.
Brandon Sanderson is a compulsive drafter Patrick Rothfuss is a compulsive reviser
- Keep yourself in shape. Taking a walk. or a bike ride. Get enough sleep.
What scenes do I have to write. Let your subconcious help you start writing the scenes.
Pain is weakness leaving the body. In a Crucible is when iron becomes steel.
You have to want it more than the video games.
How do you know when you are forcing it.
Much easier to write and do it right.
There is no difference between flow and joureneyman wriintg. When you read the final copy, you can't tell the difference between.
Stay in the room. Don't leave the chair.
Done is better than perfect.
Rob Skidmore writes science fiction and non-fiction about being human.More about Rob