Thursday, February 24, 2011

Writers' toolkit addendum

Now I've had a chance to think more about the task I set myself yesterday, I can see this is a big task.

There's a lot of ground to cover, so I thought I'd better say something up front about how I see this emerging.

Firstly, I plan to break this up into digestible chunks.

Secondly, my time is quite limited so this will be a gentle long distance jog, not a sprint. I'll try to get out a post in this series every week or so.

It looks like the biggest body of work will be posts about function, or outcomes that you might be seeking, and some of the tools I've come across that help achieve those outcomes.

By the way...another quick addition to the "What this is not" list...

This is not any attempt at an exhaustive list of writers tools! I wouldn't be that pretentious (I hope). All I can offer are things I've heard of in my very short time as an amateur writer. I would very much appreciate any additions you'd like to share in the comments as we go.

In between these posts, I'll slip some thoughts about the other aspects I mentioned. Personal preferences, scalability, and a few other things.

6 comments:

  1. I like hearing what other writers learn along the way. We are all learning, even the best-selling folks (like me...NOT) ;)

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  2. :D Mysti! I'm hoping people will comment with their own experience, too, so we can all learn along the way.

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  3. I look forward to these! I a forever interested in how others break down the task of writing.

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  4. Oh, yes, I want to learn from other people's experience. Since I have none of my own :p
    Looking forward to your posts! So, no pressure ;)

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  5. Well, I'll certainly add my .02 cents in the comments once you start writing these. Can't wait! (but no pressure)

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  6. No pressure, indeed! :D

    To be honest, I'm getting excited by this because of the interest being shown. I just hope people haven't got the wrong idea about the purpose of this. My aim is to give you ideas for how to build your toolkit. I can't promise a definitive catalogue of new tools for you to try, that's where I'm hoping you can help fill in the gaps.

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