How I Write Fast (AKA: How I Wrote 70k in 20 days)

This is a very interesting post by Juliet Madison. I have to admit that I’m a ‘panster’ if I’m to go by this post, or as Brandon Sanderson says, ‘a gardener’ planting seeds and waiting to see what grows. I do plot a little but often change the direction as my characters grow and I get to know them better.

JULIET MADISON

“You’re a machine,” people have told me. “How do you write so fast?” I’ve been asked. Well, today I’m going to tell you how.

writingfast-istockLet me start by saying that what I do may not suit everyone, it is just the way I work. If you can take something helpful away from my process to help your own writing, then that’s great. If not, then that’s perfectly okay.

First, a bit of background info…

I’ve been writing seriously since late 2009, so in a few months time that will make it five years. I’ve written six novels, three novellas, two partials/proposals (synopsis and three chapters), and a few short stories. Three of my novels are published, one is contracted (and another but it isn’t written yet), the other two novels are on submission. Two of my novellas are published, the third one is contracted. I self-published one of my short…

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