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|Posted on May 21, 2013 at 8:08 AM|
Hello, writers and teachers,
Your story plan is wonderfully ready, so this week you will enter "the writing zone" and complete the first draft of your fictional narrative.
THE WRITING ZONE:
Writing a story is like jotting down a daydream -- like watching a movie in your head -- a movie that you're making up and writing down as you visualize it. And since you're the director of this movie, you can rework a scene as many times as you need to, until you're satisfied with it. You can also imagine yourself as one of the actors -- perhaps the protagonist.That makes the daydream even more enjoyable.
There is only one requisite to this process: you must stay focused. That means you need to be by yourself in a place that's free of interruptions (as much as possible). It's okay to listen to music, as long as it doesn't distract you (instrumental music -- such as a movie soundtrack -- is usually best).
Remember that you're writing a first draft. You may revise as you go (if that's your writing style), but don't worry about editing. Simply focus on getting your "mind movie" on paper. (If you're handwriting your story, skip every other line -- it will make the revision process much easier.)
Find a private spot.
Enter the writing zone.
Write your awesome story.
The days are getting warmer. Drink a cool beverage (such as iced tea) while you write. :)