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#FirstDraft60 Day 13 — Sunday Reflections

Sunday, September 13, 2015

#FirstDraft60 | KayeDacus.comOn Sundays, we’re going to take a moment to step back and think about our writing from a wider view. In order to do that, I’ll post some guided questions—feel free to answer them here with as much or little detail as you’d like; or answer them on your own blog or on Facebook. Or just write the answers down in a private journal or notebook. The important thing is to actually think through and write down your answers.

Reflections for Day 13

1. Why do you want to write?

    Things to think about:

  • What motivates you to think about sitting down to write?
  • What was the driving force that made you want to start writing in the first place?
  • Try to identify both the inner compulsion and external encouragement/pressure that make you want to write.

2. Why did you choose this particular story to write?

    Things to think about:

  • Is it the characters, the setting, the plot, the message?
  • What is compelling enough about this particular story to make you want to see it through to completion?
  • What do you want others to know about you through the telling of this story?

3. How do you think writing this story will change you?

    Things to think about:

  • Is there something you need to learn, either from the characters’ actions/motivations or their emotional or spiritual arc?
  • How do you think you, yourself, will be different upon the completion of this manuscript?
  • Do you think others will perceive you differently by completing this manuscript?

I look forward to seeing your answers and will be posting mine soon.

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