Word Stringing and Pinning Them Down

Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences. – Anne McCaffrey

I’m working on fiction. I have the idea but it keeps changing and I keep coming up with different main characters. The more I try to nail down a plan the more I get sidetracked by other plans. I need a sticking point. Yet, in writing fiction there are a lack of rules when it comes to keeping on track and sticking to the point. A work of fiction can wander into all kinds of territory. Add in the paranormal or science fiction and… the variety of elements are endless. Which planet do you want to start on?

Self discipline and I are not very well acquainted. How do you pin down an idea and keep it? Maybe I should look up butterfly collecting, they tend to be good at pinning things down…

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.” – Winston Churchill

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