The really hard thing about writing a novel is the writing.
It’s very easy to get stuck in a mire of constant tweaking of the story, or your outline. Second-guessing yourself is a daily occurrence. It’s also exceptionally tempting to read back over what you’ve written so far, and then make tweaks before you move forward.
Editing while writing is a terrible idea. Reviewing while writing is a terrible idea. Making retrospective story changes while writing is a terrible idea. There are cases where you might feel that you have to do some of those things, but you’d be better off if you didn’t.
Just write the thing. That’s the single most valuable lesson I learned.
Warto przeczytać całość, nawet jeśli nie piszecie zawodowo. Matt przekazuje kilka bardzo ciekawych tipów.
I plan, outline and write in Scrivener on Mac OS X, which is also available for Windows and Linux. It lets you work in a very free-form way, breaking your book down in any granularity you like.
No i używa najlepszego moim zdaniem narzędzia do pisania – wytłuszczenie moje.