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Ep 6.15 - LIVE! What makes you the most creative?

April 25, 2021

Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon, C. Steven Manley Guest: Chuck’s Dog

00:00 Opening remarks -Discord server is up!

-Keystroke Coffee is live! 07:23

Weekly update—Scott Had Another Good Idea Edition

Josh: Not writing Savage Stars because the name has been taken numerous times. Having a blast using Plottr. Has managed to plot/outline two whole books, so now he has to write!

-Segue into dictation and plotting -Amazon’s Vella (Novella serial approach)

-Brandon Ellis made some new videos Chuck: In the final quarter of Jack Dark #2 and needing to finish, but needs to set up Jack Dark #3 properly.

Scott: Received his second vaccine, finished Orphan Wars #2, and can’t stop playing Raid: Shadow Legends to write Orphan Wars #3. P.S. Josh is playing Valheim. Bringing back the Reaper!

23:00 Main Event— LIVE! What makes you the most creative?

-Times when you feel most creative.

-Preconceiving your next writing experience.

-Retconning (retroactive continuity) -Writing is working.

-The role of your subconscious processing in creativity.

-Thinking about writing vs. the act of writing.

-Using pen & paper to noodle around with ideas and plots before ‘committing’ to the idea.

38:40 Sponsor: Vicarious by Rhett C. Bruno 42:00

Main Event— LIVE! What makes you the most creative? Continued!

-Big time wasters: fonts, book covers, ‘getting organized’

-Character arcs (with or without) -Reading gives ideas of how to plot or work out your own stories.

-Dumping a handful of ‘first ideas’ to get to something more original or creative. Sol Stein’s Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies

-The context of the story can drive the plot or creative ideas.

-Life in the ‘Before Time’. -Capture methods for ideas. -Action informs inspiration.

-Ideas vs. Discipline. Atomic Habits by James Clear “Write drunk, edit sober.”

-Ernest Hemingway

1:02:30 Closing remarks

Coffee and Concepts

Writer’s Journey


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