M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/18/15

I am so glad that the rough draft is supposed to be rough and that Microsoft Word comes equipped with both the undo button and the cut and paste function. Last night’s writing session was all about getting down the important parts of backstory through dialog (which has been in my head for a good week). I know that most of this dialog will be interspersed throughout the book, but since it’s in my head, I need to get it out. I can cut and paste later.

I often wonder, based on my writing process and how stories unfold in my brain, if I ever could have written before computers… (I probably would use a lot of paper.)

How about you? Do you have to write the story in order, or do you mind skipping around a bit of you need to write down a scene before it vanishes?

Next session, it looks as though I will be spending some time with my villain, figuring out the extent of her powers and goals and developing rules for magic within this urban fantasy pulp series…


About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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