Writing Fiction – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Sat, 08 Oct 2016 22:44:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://i1.wp.com/silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cropped-sb-logo.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Writing Fiction – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net 32 32 SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Writing Fiction – SilencioBarnes SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Writing Fiction – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-fiction/ TV-G 100525399 Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 02 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 03:38:34 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3167 The writing hasn’t been going too well 🙁 SilencioBarnes on Twitter I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately, when I started back up at the 9 to 5, the writing stagnated. I did do a lot of thinking about my story, and that’s good. But thinking about it ain’t writing it. It’s not just the regular job though. I heard several times that for writers, especially discovery writers, the story might not make itself apparent […]

The post Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 02 appeared first on SilencioBarnes.

]]>
https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-02/feed/ 1 The writing hasn’t been going too well 🙁 SilencioBarnes on Twitter I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately,
SilencioBarnes on Twitter
I #amwriting a chapter long dialogue infodump :/ we’ll see if we can change that once the draft is done


When I started, I was on a small vacation from work. Unfortunately, when I started back up at the 9 to 5, the writing stagnated. I did do a lot of thinking about my story, and that’s good. But thinking about it ain’t writing it.
It’s not just the regular job though. I heard several times that for writers, especially discovery writers, the story might not make itself apparent until you are several thousands of words in. I can attest to that and say it is absolutely true. Approaching the 30,000-word mark, I started to finally see the beginning of the shape of my story. That disturbed me…greatly.

SilencioBarnes on Twitter
I #amwriting still. About 22,000 words in. Still trying to figure out just what the hell is going on



SilencioBarnes on Twitter
I #amwriting and I’m at 25,000 words in. This is a milestone for me 🙂 a quarter of my goal.


30,000 words is a lot of words. I did not want to think that all of this writing was for nothing. Keep in mind that I said that I am only just STARTING to see the SHAPE of my story.
That means I have 30,000 words that are pretty much worthless. And it also means that I hit a stumbling block. Everything in me wants me to just start the whole thing over from the beginning with all of the changes I need to make. I need to make my main character more of a dick. I need to start further back in the timeline than I initially started with. I need to set up the situation in a completely different way than I originally intended. I need to start from scratch.
But all of the masters have told me that I need to keep going forward. I need to finish this rough draft.
Two things here: First is that statement about going back in the timeline and the other is the idea of a rough draft.
Timeline. A constant failure of mines is thinking too far back. Stories are supposed to begin when something changes. Unfortunately, I tend to think of everything in epic scale. For instance: I had an idea for an epic fantasy series. I started writing it as I do most things. No forethought, just sit down, start typing, and see what comes out. Well, once I started typing, I started thinking of all the things that happened to lead up to that current moment. I had a female protagonist, but then I thought about her parents. What was it about them that made her who and what she was? Well, thinking of her parents led me to conjuring up an entire epic fantasy series dealing with her father and his cousin. Yes…a whole trilogy.
Plotting out that series in my mind, I THEN had an idea for an epic fantasy SERIES that dealt with the progenitor of one of the secondary characters. This would be a series that took place in the far distant past. So I started thinking on that. Overwhelmed by it all, I just gave up altogether, but I never stopped thinking about all three epic storylines. But do you see the utter madness of it? That’s why in my previous post, I said I realized that I was not ready for the epic fantasy.
And this problem of mines has come back to haunt me. Once I started realizing the shape and path of my current story, my mind just started adding to it and adding to it. I wanted this to be a single book with a beginning, middle and end. But the more I think about it and the more I create, the more there is to add.]]>
Writing Fiction – SilencioBarnes 4:59 3167
Free Novel and Fiction Writing Software https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-fiction/free-novel-and-fiction-writing-software/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-fiction/free-novel-and-fiction-writing-software/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:29:03 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3245 Free Novel and Fiction Writing Software For working writers and amateurs alike, there are a lot of commercial products out there to help you along the way with your writing career. The problem is that many of them are very expensive or have some kind of unnecessarily steep learning curve…or both. Here is some free software you can use to write and help you along with your writing. I’m gearing this article towards fiction writers, but this software is extremely useful to writers of all types. 1.    yWriter It wasn’t until I got serious about my own writing that I […]

The post Free Novel and Fiction Writing Software appeared first on SilencioBarnes.

]]>
https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-fiction/free-novel-and-fiction-writing-software/feed/ 2 3245
Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 01 https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-01/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-01/#comments Sun, 08 Apr 2012 08:31:48 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2760 In the spirit of finishing all the old stuff and not starting new stuff, I have been working on a fiction story I started and then abandoned previously. It’s a piece of contemporary urban fantasy that I started for NaNoWriMo last year and then put to the side after only a few thousand words. I spent years thinking about and coming up with ideas for an epic fantasy, but realized that I just wasn’t ready skillwise to write it, so I decided to get back to this story tentatively titled Rattle and Thump🙂 I figured it would be short, and […]

The post Writing the First Draft of My First Novel 01 appeared first on SilencioBarnes.

]]>
https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-the-first-draft-of-my-first-novel-01/feed/ 8 2760
NaNoWriMo – Info, Calendars, Word Count Trackers https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/nanowrimo-info-calendars-word-count-trackers/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/nanowrimo-info-calendars-word-count-trackers/#comments Sun, 06 Nov 2011 10:00:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2353 NaNoWriMo 2011 (But applies to any year:) Yes, I know I’m late with this. This post is just a quick note for people looking for info. I’m not going to get into all of the details of what NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is all about, I’ll assume you know or at least have access to Wiki…which states: National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo) is an annual internet-based creative writing project which challenges participants to write 50,000 words of a new novel between November 1 and November 30. And yes, there are a few rules as well: Participants’ […]

The post NaNoWriMo – Info, Calendars, Word Count Trackers appeared first on SilencioBarnes.

]]>
https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/nanowrimo-info-calendars-word-count-trackers/feed/ 1 2353