Posts Tagged ‘improvising’

Fluidity and Rigidity

March 19th, 2011 2 comments

After a brief discussion with Jeff Baker, I hit upon the idea of extending a comment that I made regarding back story. One could say I was inspired by what I said *laughs at own joke*. Read more…

Crossroads and Cul-de-sacs

January 15th, 2011 No comments

So, I may have mentioned before about the values of A) Doing research, and B) Making things up as you go along.  A lot of my writing has been very improvisational in the past, and this obviously leads to having reams and reams of material where different routes emerge, almost as though I were writing some kind of long winded chose your own adventure book. 

Well, I’ve hit a bit of a snag with this. Read more…

Getting a grip on structure

January 29th, 2010 No comments

This week, I have mostly been reading about story structure. Read more…

Inventing backstory as you go

December 11th, 2009 No comments

I used to put a great deal of importance on backstory. Backstory, I thought, really makes a tale great. And I used to think that meant spending ages refining it, before even starting on the story proper. Read more…


October 23rd, 2009 No comments

I have recently begun work on a brand new project. Yeah, that’s right, I’ve abandoned the others and started work on something new. OK, so it isn’t an entirely new idea, its one I’ve had in my head for a long time now. In fact, the main character of this new project I’ve had kicking about my ideas box for well over a decade. Read more…