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Old 07-10-2006, 04:42 PM   #3
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I think that is a great idea. When I write, I start with big events I know I want to happen. Usually I know the ending, and the beginning - I know where my characters are going to start, and where I want them to end - but I only know a few of the events that will lead them there. Some people say you need a complete outline, but I prefer the freedom afforded by moving my characters along without an outline. That way, if I want to change something I can. If I think it is time for an event that I had planned, I will start moving the characters toward that event. If you have plans, but just don't know how to get your character to them, start writing, and watch your characters develop themselves. Good luck!
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