Friday, March 11, 2011
In Which I Reveal My Weirdest Writing Trick
So, here's my simple trick:
I try to make sure neighboring paragraphs all start with different letters of the alphabet. I actually like all the paragraphs in any group of 5 to start with different letters. (Yes, I know, it's anal.)
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not aiming for all 26 letters to appear on every page. And sometimes I can't avoid using the same letter multiple times, especially in dialogue. But, it's a good goal, and it's kept me on my toes as I write.
When I'm really feeling inventive, I try to do it within long paragraphs as well. It's so much easier to look at one letter than the structure of each sentence. And I do so love to do things the easy way.
Any more lazy girl tricks for me?