Problem- going back and constantly rewriting the first 3 chapters

Many beginning writers constantly rewrite the first three to five chapters of their book. There are a few reasons for this malady.

1 – The enthusiastic writer had a “great idea,” but did not plan to the middle or end of the book.

2 – The writer is blocked and keeps rewriting the stuff he knows, hoping to have some kind of inspiration that will give him the next step in their story.

3 – See number one.

Starting off writing a long form piece like a novel without a rough idea of a beginning, a middle and an end is like going on a hike without a map or knowing when you will return. It is a sure-fire way to get lost.

DID YOU KNOW – right click on a misspelled word and suggestions will appear.  Right click on a correctly spelled word and one of the options will be synonyms for that word.

 

 

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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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