Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Chapter by Chapter
As it pertains to writing, I keep my head down, so to speak, and focus on the chapter before me.
Before I begin a chapter, I look at my GMCD chart to review the gist of a few previous prior chapters, then I consider the GMCD of that particular chapters scene(s). Does the current GMCD still apply? Did earlier changes of direction in previous chapters alter the direction of this one?
Once I review the chart, I focus on the Point of View Character for that scene and begin to share that characters experience. When I'm writing a chapter, that's all there is. There is no before and after. Just the now of that chapter.
So, chapter by chapter, just do your job, Flossy, and you'll get by.