Is there a right way and a wrong way to go about writing fiction?
There are literally hundreds of helpful sites, books, blogs etc. to help the budding author. Word Press itself has some excellent ways to assist, one I quite like is:
http://www.copyblogger.com/creative-writing-blogs-2011/ which has 10 examples of other peoples blogs; very different styles, just find what suits you.
Today I made a diagram explaining how I, and probably most of us, go about our writing process.
I don’t know about you, but I often get lost in a Research loop, or worse, a social media loop. Especially with a longer piece of work (by longer, I mean over 30,000 words). Loop 1 takes us round and around the write/doubt/research/write loop. Loop 2, in red, the worst loop of all, can send you into a none-writing spiral – argh! Get those pesky social media sites away from me – the flesh is willing but this spirit is very weak…
…then, when you’ve gone around more times than a partner at a wife swap convention, you get a new idea!
Hey! The original one isn’t complete yet, my barely developed disciplined brain says. And I begin again. Sound familiar? Then like me, you need to get a grip on yourself!!!!
…or else, find your own version of Howard Wolowitz!