By: Matt Bird via Cockeyed Caravan (Underrated Moves and Other Stories
The Conventional Wisdom:
- I have never seen any other storytelling guru mention this essential step. It took me years to figure it out, but as soon as I did, I noticed that it happens all the time.
What Human Nature Dictates:
- We always begin a huge project with proposed end in sight, but we rarely finish unless there’s an externally-imposed deadline to kick us in the ass. And surprise: that’s when we do our best work. Self-motivation peters out at the worst possible times, but impending doom sharpens the mind.
What Writers Should Keep in Mind:
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- 7 Tips for Brainstorming http://ow.ly/mdGUr via Daily Writing Tips
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- What Successful Self-Publishers Do Well http://ow.ly/mdLM5 via @PassiveVoiceBlg
- Authors + Content + Readers = Wattpad http://ow.ly/mdMbX
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- Master Plot for Pacing, Characterization and Action http://ow.ly/mdNZ2
- How To Structure a Story Around a Large Problem, Step 13: The Timeline is Unexpectedly Moved Up http://ow.ly/mdOjJ
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