Fast drafting is when we sit down and write a book within a given amount of time. It can be as short as two weeks and I don’t recommend longer than six.
Tag: Star Trek
May 31 2022
Write FAST & Furious! Outrunning “Spock Brain”
Apr 11 2019
How Writing Faster Can Vastly Improve Your Storytelling
Many new authors slog out that first book, editing every word to perfection, revising, reworking, redoing. When I used to be a part of critique groups, it was not at all uncommon to find writers who’d been working on the same book two, five, eight and even ten years. Still see them at conferences, shopping the same …
Nov 02 2015
How Writing Quickly Can Improve Your Storytelling
Jun 17 2013
Write FAST and Furious! Learning to Outrun "The Spock Brain"
When we write quickly, we get into the zone and pass The Wall. We become part of the world we’re creating. Fatigue wears out the cerebral cortex (the “Editor” and I will call this our “Spock Brain”). Fatigue diverts us to the Limbic Brain (also known as the Reptilian or Primal Brain, or for today’s purposes—“The Captain Kirk Brain”).
Jun 20 2011
What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Great Writing
Happy Monday! Last week, we picked on the poor Star Wars prequels. What went wrong? Better yet, what lessons can we, as writers, take away from some serious storytelling blunders? If you missed this discussion, go here, and check out the comments. Some people way smarter than me stopped by, that’s for certain. So, this …