Writing A Scene From GERALD 2 – Live
Here is a live session where I am writing a scene from GERALD 2, the sequel to GERALD AND THE AMULET OF ZONRACH which is being published by Immortal Works and due for release in the fall of next year (2017).
This scene finds Gerald leaving a glade where he has had some pretty bad news which will definitely have a big impact on whether he will return to Wyverndawn as a wizard or not. I wanted to show my readers how I work through a scene and ultimately get it down on the page. The key here is to write and not worry too much about polishing, that comes later with revisions. Just get the story down as it unfolds in your mind.
You will see that I have used the MS Word document map to put down some ideas, thoughts and notes on characters. I don’t show these in the video as I don’t want to put any spoilers in there for my readers. These are used to help me clarify where I want to go in the chapter and act as a guide, although ultimately it is the characters that drive my stories along. I am, pretty much, a pantser and like the characters to lead me along with only a gentle guiding hand by me. This is not always the case though and sometimes they send me off in directions I never imagined. I have even had characters appear that were a total surprise.
I hope you enjoy this video and get feel for what it is like to be a writer. If your mind is creating as I go through the scene perhaps you should join this wonderful world of writing. 🙂