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Old 12-05-2012, 10:29 PM   #2
crich70
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It sounds like you're talking about "stream of consciousness" rather than the standard fiction outline. Have you been concentrating hard on the project? If so you might just need to take a day or so to rest and let the well refill. Or you could try visualization. Try seeing yourself in place of the character. What do you see, smell, feel, etc. in the setting where the character is. Does it start out as a good day for the character? If so what happens to change that? By asking yourself such questions you might find yourself better able to articulate what you are trying to say. For example say the character gets a flat tire on the way to a business meeting. You have it down that this event happens. Things like the rough feel of the tires, smell of oil, sounds of traffic, heat of the sun etc. might lead to something like:

John could feel the hot afternoon sun beating down on him causing sweat to stain his shirt, not that it would matter as the rough, dirty rubber of the tire he was trying to change had already caused more than enough damage. He'd left his jacket in the car to avoid staining it but that hadn't kept his shirt from suffering its own damage. All he'd need would be to split his pants and it would be a total disaster. There was no way he'd be able to make that 2pm appointment now anyway. He couldn't even call the auto club as his cell phone was dead, and the traffic was streaming by, a constantly changing symphony of noise.

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