Day #23: Untwist

This weekend was a small creative burst filled with fake moss, pine cones, and make-believe fairy bottles. The story I’m going to write next month is coming along. I used the process I’m sharing a few times but the novel that I wanted to write always felt like there was something missing.

When that happens I’ll I can do is restart the same steps over. Yes, this story feels like the never ending story but I know it will happen if I just keep trying. I really need to think about my whys again.

This evening is the perfect time for Day #23. Tonight is all about untwisting our plot and taking a look at our outline in a linear fashion. Good stories don’t happen in straight lines but every writer should pick apart their own plot as painful as it might be.

We’re not going to fix anything. Feel free to flag if you find holes or places that make you flinch. Don’t panic. We’ll fix it later. Just review, make notes, but don’t rewrite yet.

Untwist your plot late into the night and we’ll start again tomorrow.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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