March 29th, 2011

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The Weekly Check In Post

By now, hopefully we're all at some stage in the writing process. You're planning your masterpiece, or getting stuck into the actual writing. Some lucky few of you might be halfway through or even--gasp--approaching the end.

For today's check in, I thought it might be fun to look at what motivates your writing, what keeps you going, and what helps you out when you run into problems. I was inspired by this article, Ten Rules for Writing Fiction, in the Guardian. The article asked a number of British, Irish, and Canadian writers for their ten rules for writing fiction.

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My one personal rule for writing is this: If a scene isn't working, it's probably the wrong scene.

So what about you? What's the rule or guideline or suggestion you always try to follow when you're writing? Or are you the sort who doesn't believe in rules?

And how are you all doing so far? Confident that it's all going to come together? Panicking because none of it's coming together? It's time to share your triumphs and commiserate over those little bumps in the road.