SPEED KILLS…OR DOES IT? How to Write Fast(er) without Going Bonkers by Ruth Harris

This article is really worth sharing, and it raises many points that resonate with me. I know I *am* a perfectionist, and I don’t like to scramble through my writing when I *know* some of it will either be messy / inconsistent / out of order, or – horrors! – using poor word choices :).

But some of the best, and most effective, times I’ve had in writing have been when I’ve forced my way through that mental barrier and just concentrated on getting things down. I let myself sink into dialogue, I ignore all punctuation (it can be added in later!) and I often don’t even finish sentences – just enough to remind me where that character’s thought and/or action was going.

At least then I have the satisfaction of seeing the end of a project in sight – and before I run out of steam!


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Clare London took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters. Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter three stage and plenty of other projects in mind... she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home. Clare loves to hear from readers, and you can contact her here: Website: http://www.clarelondon.com E-mail: clarelondon11@yahoo.co.uk Blog: www.clarelondon.com/blog Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clarelondon Twitter: https://twitter.com/clare_london Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/clarelondon Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/clarelondon/ Google+ : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ClareLondon/posts

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