Start Writing

Posted by on March 13, 2015 in Bliss, books, distractions, Hush, Imagination, Inspiration, Lakeview Novels, life, Silence, Whisper, word play, writing | 0 comments

Start Writing

How do you start writing a book?

Step one:


*Conflict, resolution

*Characters, setting

This process takes about a week. I plot out my story line and get my ideas down on paper. My outlines always change as I start to write, but I find them essential for keeping my thoughts organized.

Step two:


*Who are the characters I want to write?

*Physical description, what do they want?

You can’t write what you don’t know.

Step three:

Listen to the voices in your head.

There is a week, or so, before I sit down to start a new write when I wake up in the middle of the night, turn on the light, and start jotting down conversations that will take place in the book I plan on writing.

Seriously. Whole scenes flood my consciousness. Characters come to life.

When I can’t sleep anymore I know it is time to sit down and write.

So, What am I writing now?

With Scream at the typesetter and heading out to reviewers next week, Silence, A Lakeview Novelette, the search for Blakely’s biological father now in my publisher’s hands and Sock Monster finalized, I am starting Bliss. The final installment of the Lakeview Series. It is a bittersweet, but exciting project, one that really came to life a few months ago when I sat down with my publisher.


I am on my third night of no sleep. I will have to start writing in a few days.

Happy reading! -S

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