Today’s Writing Tip

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When I get inspired to write a certain scene, I go for it, even if it’s out of sequence. Like so many things, it’s use it or lose it, and ignoring inspiration is a sure way for it to evaporate forever. Writing a story in the same order it will be presented to the reader isn’t required. When your muse speaks, listen!

Admittedly, it’s not always easy to keep everything straight, especially when you have multiple characters in different situations. When I was writing “Refractions of Frozen Time” it was like putting together a three-dimensional zig-saw puzzle. I had characters and plot twists popping up like mushrooms after a spring rain, some not only in different time zones, but on different planets, or in a space ship traveling at warp speed. Getting these put in the proper order was often a challenge, but it all eventually tied together, some of those spontaneous scenes that came out of the blue the best in the story.

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