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Whenever I think of a new book,  I always imagine how it would play out.  Sort of like a movie in my head.  However, when I try to put that into words, I find that it's very hard to describe what had been going on and my story feels weak.  There's never a very complex plot.  How do all of you visualize or prepare for writing?  I'm sure there are plenty of methods better than mine!

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For me, I just have 'that' thing knocking inside me. It develops from a small incident, and grows inside me...until I feel full to the brim and I feel the need to write. It's like a call from inside...a hunger, a thirst...that I need to fill up, quench if I got to live...and then  the words come out themselves...they just flow...

 

That's why, writing is my passion, my oxygen...but I can never make it my profession as I can't write if I sit down to write. I write only when I feel like I have to!

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  Once I have an idea for a new book, I write the basic outline down, then I write down any particular idea's I feel will make it better, (this may not be at the same time) then I work out the best place to start and just start writing, and once the first chapter is done, I play about with it for a while until I am happy with what I have. At that point, I work out points within the plot, and at what point I want them to appear, the rest just flows, but if I am out and about and i get an idea, i write it down on a piece of paper, and add it later.

I hope this helps,

Thank you!  That helps a lot!  Passion is definitely what drives us.  An author came to my school a long time ago.  He said that he kept a box full of ideas on notecards.  Then, when he gets a basic plot, he dumps out the cards and sees what he gets!

Well for me, I sort of imagine myself in the character's shoes. (Even when the main character is a guy, it still helps!) I visualize how I would feel and react in that situation. (That in no way means however that all of my characters react as I would, but it still helps!)

I don't know if it works for everyone, but it helps me a lot! :)

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