Daily Writing Check-in: February 20, 2019

Words/Time: 1 hour finishing character interviews before continuing the outline for “Outcast.”

Talking with 2 of the main characters in “Outcast” accomplished exactly what it was meant to. I am ready to go back to my outline. I now have a new question about how the 2 separate storylines in this book are going to line up, because I think it’s safe to say it won’t work out exactly like it did in the original version. But I’m going to finish the outline for storyline 2, and then use Scrivener to see how the storylines will match up.

I don’t know about others who have conversations with their characters, but this is what mine look like most of the time:

character interview

Different colors for different characters. I’m always purple.

7 thoughts on “Daily Writing Check-in: February 20, 2019

    • The very first time I did this, it was all in my head. I started out by asking one of my characters what he thought about how the story was going. After we got past his frustration over some of the things that happened to him, I learned some real insight about his motivations that, up until that point, had just been “because I said so.” It’s also a lot of fun. I highly recommend it as a way to work out questions or plot holes.

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  1. Very nice! I am about to start editing my first novel and loosely outlining/journaling for my next novel. I look forward to keeping up with your work!


    • Congratulations on finishing the first draft of your first novel! That’s an exciting feat in itself.
      I feel like I’ve made a mess of my book plans, so hopefully I’ve chosen the right path to sort them out and go forward.
      Thanks for stopping by and for commenting!

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        • Thank you as well! And I agree, it’s always worth it, and always fun. The most important thing is to keep going, even if it feels like the work will never be done. It definitely won’t be if I give up (not that the times I’ve stopped working on it have ever been intentional).

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