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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Creating a Text – Ann Marie

What phases are involved in the creation of a text?

I’ve had discussions like this with writer friends — there is the perception that we are divided into the planners and the dreamers, those who just let the story develop on its own. I think if you’re working on a novel, you need to incorporate both, although it’s always a personal formula, whether a lot of dreaming with a little tightening up of plot
points, or a complicated plot that opens out in places.

I’m sure that there are parts, but not that they come in any order. Stories for me can begin with an idea, a character, a title, sometimes a plot. My story, In Charge of the Letter M, began with that irresistible title.

I’m even willing to believe that there are authors whose method varies from
book to book, and story to story.

Ann Marie‘s story, In Charge of the Letter M, will be published online at in the summer issue. She blogs at:

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