Sage story telling advice from The King in Alice and Wonderland. It’s good in theory anyway. I generally like to start somewhere in the middle, discover the end, then draw the story back to it’s most logical beginning. Perfectly sensible in my estimation. This may explain, to a degree, my lack of completed novels. We’ll mark this -Why I have not completed a novel – point 1A.
Oddly enough it’s the beginning where I’ve started this go round. Perhaps it’s a sign. Perhaps Lewis Carroll is working vicariously through my feeble fingers. We’re going to go with – It’s a sign.
According to most writing manuals, creative writing seminars and my daughter’s 2nd grade class however, it’s really before the beginning where you’re supposed to begin – in the outline. I don’t outline. I have never outlined. I find the entire process tedious and redundant. We’ll mark that point 1B of why I have not yet completed a novel.
Manuals schmanuals – I’m sticking with Carroll on this one – or at least with The King (head or no).
Also, apparently sensical is not a word. Nonsensical is a word. Sensible is a word. This tip has been brought to you by the English language which I find to be nonsensical or not at all sensible. (Take that English!)
The SomewhatSortof Novelist – behaving badly