Tuesday, May 29, 2012

John Steinbeck offers advice

If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there~ John Steinbeck

I can't tell you how many times I've stalled on a paragraph, scene, chapter and stopped writing completely for a few days while trying to make it work in my head. Steinbeck offers great advice. I've finally learned to move on. Eventually the section that troubled me found its placement or got deleted.

Have you had this experience? How did you solve the problem?

1 comment:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I always skip ahead to a scene that is more riveting and come back later. I can usually adjust the scene better to fit then.