The Building Blocks of Story

Are you a right-brain kinda person or a left-brained one? Do you know that you use both for different tasks while writing? Staci Troilo has a very interesting post today on Story Empire. I highly recommend checking it out. It’s really got me thinking! Please consider passing it along so others can check it out, too, thanks, and thanks to Staci for such a cool topic! 🙂

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Ciao, SEers. I’m currently wrapping up edits on a full five-book series. It’s hard to revise all day, every day—especially when it’s your own work instead of a client’s—so sometimes, creative breaks are necessary. They actually serve two purposes.

  1. They let your analytical brain take a rest, so you’re less likely to make editing mistakes due to mental fatigue.
  2. They give you fodder for your next work.

And, let’s face it. If you’re a writer, you’re probably not a one-and-done artist. You’ve got a lot of stories to tell. There are no shortcuts. If you want to write multiple books, you have to write multiple books. So, while you’re doing the post-work on your soon-to-be-released masterpiece, you might as well also be thinking about your next one.

I’ve got a pretty cool concept for my next series. It’s combining two genres I love plus lore that I adore. (Sorry…

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6 thoughts on “The Building Blocks of Story

  1. Thanks for this thought-provoking post, Staci and Marcia! Yes, this left-brain-right-brain functioning is a very interesting topic, which activities such as piano playing and learning mental arithmetic with the use of an abacus, enhance. The best way to deal with the inevitable ‘permafrost’ scenario which creeps up on one unnoticed is to keep busy, and at my age, I’ve discovered writing and thinking words all the time, helps a lot. Marcia, I sometimes work on a few projects at the same time, and I wonder now and then whether this is the sign of an active mind … or a scatter brain, but I’m always happy to find others doing various things at the same time, as well. 🙂

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    • Well, I don’t multi-task as well as I once did, that’s for sure. But I keep on giving it my best. 😀 And continuing to learn new things is very important in keeping the “permafrost” at bay. That, and creating things–be it books, paintings, gardens, or culinary delights. Learning and creating are essential to keeping our minds sharp, I think. (I’m an ardent crossword puzzle fan, which keeps all sorts of odd words in my mind.)

      Glad you enjoyed Staci’s post! I thought it was very interesting. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! 🙂

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