Going Off Script
As many of you know I use an outline or script if you will to write my books. But sometimes, infrequently, I come up with an idea and go off script. It happens when I have an idea that is so good that it simply must be part of the story. The problem is like having a long piece of licorice. If you want to insert another piece how do you it and still have a solid piece of licorice? That’s what it’s like as a writer adding to a story that has already been laid out. You scour the story and look for a place to insert the piece. In my particular case, the addition is a person. That means introducing her and writing her in at various parts of the story. That’s a lot of splicing licorice. This gives ammunition to the people who say not to write an outline at all. I respect them and their opinions. For me, however, every time I try that, I always leave out an important detail. Then I have to go back and fit it in. I don’t know how others write on the fly. It is a gift I simply don’t possess. I currently have a great idea. Now I’m standing at the long rope licorice with a razor blade asking if I really want to chop up perfect piece or let it be. It’s a tormenting decision.
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