Blogging A to Z Reflections // What I Learned

13 thoughts on “Blogging A to Z Reflections // What I Learned”

  1. Congratulations on a successful journey through the Alphabet! This was my first year and I am so glad I accepted the challenge. I’m new to blogging so it’s been s great way to learn!

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  2. It looks like you and I share non-fiction writing roots. I agree with your point about two different types of thoughts. I also think many of my best Aha! ideas come from the methodical research process. After all that information has a chance to simmer, often things will blend and merge if I just give them some time to percolate. Also regarding moving from fiction to non-fiction: I just wanted to see what it was like to write freely without worrying about researching and footnoting everything! It’s been great, but I still research and footnote the same amount. I just don’t sweat it so much if the story isn’t 100% based on cold, hard facts :)

    BTW I’ve put together a Listly of articles by challenge participants like yourself who have written a recap. Enjoy and congrats on finishing! http://list.ly/list/17Wd-2016-a-to-z-challenge-wrap-ups

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    1. Yes! I may edit and make that clearer, the Aha comes after the the research and the struggling lol

      I also found that ideas I had considered and reject would bubble up in new ways and merge with other ideas in surprising ways. It’s fascinating that it seems to happen without me being aware :/

      Thanks for the Listly link, I’ll definitely check it out :)

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  3. My husband is starting his first fiction book, and a published author friend of his recommended “Make a Scene” and … something about plot and structure. He LOVES Make a Scene. I’ll come back with the other title later.

    I LOVED your posts, but didn’t make it over here every day. I must amend that, because I seem to have skipped The Yolk. May the Fourth be with you, Lisa!

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    1. I will definitely look into that one, and yes I’d love the title of the other if you can get it. Thank you so much!

      And May the Fourth be with you as well :)

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  4. These are fab reflections, I love the idea of the story about the man going back in time, but it’s a good point that you would have to know enough about the time he goes back to to make it convincing. I love it when I’m writing and the a-ha moment comes :)
    Debbie

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