Speed writing versus planned writing

In my experience speed writing comes when ideas are bombarding you like hail. There is no time to rewrite, correct spelling or fix grammar. You just go as fast as you can to make notes understandable, dialogue aimed at the right character, and enough scene description so that you can recall the moment. IN most cases I cut and paste that portion of the fie into a separate one because in some cases, I can revisit the revelation.
The long run marathon of fixing the hodgepodge of semi-gibberish created by speed writing is also necessary for the novelist. It isn’t every day that we are blessed with a portal to unique ideas and dialog.
The miles that have to be crossed in completing a long form story takes hours of work interspersed with those inspiring sprints.
The time it takes to plan, execute, then sell and market a story requires many speeds.
No matter what pace you write, it is important to always feel the wind at your face.


About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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2 Responses to Speed writing versus planned writing

  1. I find that the speed writing is one of the best places to start for more planned writing. I revisit my speed writing, take those ideas, and start making something more substantial with it.

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