The Devil's In the Details: How to Remember Enough to Spot Him.

Julie L.

How many of you can pick up right where to you left off writing without going back to reread anything. Ever. *crickets* Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Sometimes I have to go back and reread after only a whopping half hour. Life is like that. Unless you just ran to the bathroom from your over-caffeination, it is way too easy to forget your flow.
I had to go back to last month’s article to remember what I promised to write about this month. Did it mean I forgot I had an article due? No. Does that mean I had zero thoughts about editing or what to write? No. Just like not writing for a few days or weeks doesn’t mean that you’ve forgotten your story or that your characters aren’t always spinning through your mind at weird time.
As with all of us, life gets in the way. Most of us are not in the position to be able to write full-time, and even if you are, you still have a life outside of writing. *gasp* Really! This means you need a way of remembering certain details so you don’t end up with a hero who starts out as a blond and ends with dark, curly hair—or a heroine whose name changes in random spots. Don’t feel bad if you can’t remember details or every secondary character’s name. It happens to the best of us. There is a reason we write things down.
Notice that. Write. Things. Down.
So just what are the details you need to keep track of? Myriad.

Read the entire article in the April 2018 issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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