"The map is not the territory" - Alfred Korzybski
I thought it might be useful at the point to be able to find our way around.
I can’t find any Substack-designed way of doing it, so I thought I’d invent my own, and create an Index page which points us back to the most useful posts.
Welcome to Write With The Accomplice. Our VERY relaxed mission statement
Write With! POSTS
Time - on using a timer
Building a habit - self explanatory
Outlining - the case for
For those who dislike outlining - the case against
Write the blurb! - how to keep your novel on track - the big picture
Chapter Titles - how to keep your novel in track, one step at a time
Being Prolific - Moorcock’s method of writing a novel in three days!
Terry Pratchett - the saner approach - 400 words a day can get us there
Is it any good? - Laurie Anderson’s checklist
First draft worries - On telling yourself the story and sorting the rest later.
The Shape of Stories - first of several on story structure - here, Kurt Vonnegut
The Hero’s Journey - another approach to structure
Save the Cat - structure based on the approach used in many film scripts
Chekov’s Razor - practical advice on cutting!
Chekov’s Phaser - another rule where it just depends…
Write What You Don’t Know - for when we get stuck making stuff up
Neil Gaiman’s Rules for Writing - Rule 5 is key!
USEFUL (longer) posts from The Accomplice
Hunting Down Inspiration - how to keep on finding and nurturing ideas
Story Alchemy - a few ways of starting to developing ideas
”I’ve got a feeling” - the difference between the creative and the editing mind
Stay on the fucking bus - the Helsinki bus station and developing your own voice
Play Until It Sings Right - the importance of playfulness in creativity
Voice - A really helpful guest post from Myfanwy Fox