Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jumping In

Jump into the middle of the action.
Scenes and chapters should begin after the action has already started.
Jump up to find that high concept idea. 
A high concept premise may take a willingness to push the envelope.   Jump all over the research.
Always do more research than you will need.
Jump over your self doubts.
 We all have them; we can all ignore them.
Jump into the heads of your characters.
Understand what motivates your characters.
Jump even when you're not sure where you'll land.
Writing is all about taking risks. Success doesn't come by staying safe.
Jump around writer's block.
 Plumbers don't get plumbers block, doctors don't get doctor block.
Jump with friends and colleagues.
As a writer you are never alone --reach out to the community of writers.

Today I'm jumping headlong into my revision.   What are you going to jump into today?


  1. I love the jump over writers block. THis is so true. Great post. I plan to jump into chapter 6 of my novel. Good luck on your revision

  2. I'm jumping into a revision too. Entered a writing competition recently and then discovered a few silly mistakes which meant I didn't make the cut. Your post has inspired me to dust myself off and try again. Thanks for the inspiration:)

  3. I'm jumping into my outline completion so I can start writing. Great post!

  4. Hi Pam, thanks so much for your thoughtful comment on my blog today. Happy to meet you on the a-z challenge. I'm jumping into a very full day including taking my 89-year-old friend to get staples removed from a hernia operation, lunch with a friend, blogging, writing, practicing piano and a singing rehearsal. Whew!

  5. But if I jump all my parts jiggle... hmph... I know you're right though--definitely need to keep jumping! (plumbers block is a nice little double entendre there... *snicker*)

  6. Super post, and super blog...I'm now a follower. (Btw, I loved turning 50! For the first time in my life I felt grown up!!) :)

  7. I love this post! I've been feeling lazy and unmotivated today, but now I feel inspired to get back to work and really make an effort - thank you! :-)

  8. Thanks so much everyone for stopping by. For me, what I love is getting motivated and supported when I read a blog so that is my goal when posting. I'm so excited about finding so many more like minded writers. Ok, now 1-2-3- Jump! (Yep! Jiggle...oh, well)

  9. Wonderful post. What am I jumping into? Attending a SCBWI convention on Friday.

    I love that you're willing to confess your age. I guess I'm getting pretty close to jumping into 60. I'm your newest follower.

  10. Oh Catherine I am so jealous I am jumping up and down. You will have to share how it goes! Thanks for stoppin' by.


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