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January 19 2007 Fiction Writing Newsletter


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Volume 2, Edition 3

19 January 2007

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In this issue:

- From the editor

- Freewriting

- Related links and articles

- Previous articles

- On the forum

- Fiction Writing Shop

 From the editor

I'm not fond of excessive freewriting unless I have a solid outline as my foundation. Then I find I can trust the words to form with a similar kind of magic that freewriters talk about, but I have a much more usable product. I almost consider my outline and notes to be almost as extensive as others might freewrite a first draft. In an upcoming article I'll tell you more about my planning processes and how I reached the conclusion I did about planning versus freewriting.



Writers who choose to freewrite believe that the magic of the story occurs because they don't attempt to control every detail. They like to allow the story to unfold to them as they write.

Read this article

 Related articles 

To plan or not to plan

Plotting your story - structure

 Previous articles on the Fiction Writing site 

Exposition in fiction

Writing fantasy

 On the Fiction Writing forum 

Have you tried a freewriting challenge? How did it work for you? Do you prefer to outline? 

Tell us about it on the forum!

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