MY FAVORITE VIAGRA PEN…. Organization What is that?

I have my favorite pens, their ink just rolls onto the page and stays there and you don’t get that ink hand that identifies you as a writer, but I tend to keep “doctor” pens on me in case someone asks for a pen. You know no one wants to keep a VIAGRA pen at least that has been my experience. I have tested many pen brands and paper brands and this is what my Blog for today will be dedicated to (there will be some other things too)…

PENTEL hands down is my favorite pen to write with, while I like the BIC old school pens, they tend to stop writing if the oils from your hand get on the page (typically at the bottom). BIC is great for doodles, but their ball points just don’t perform well when writing page upon page of a long hand written session, no matter the grade of paper. Though on the other hand, with BIC products you get the most pages for your buck. So with the pen debate rolling around in your head, I have another conundrum.

With my first two books, I wrote them out in pieces, not sure where the chapters were going and I was just writing with one pen until it ran out and started with another. I had no fore-thought of how I was going to transcribe the pages over and what only one color was going to mean in that process. I have to tell you it was a complete nightmare, looking at all blue pages, no numbers, when my wonderful beast decided he wanted attention and I was not going to write any longer. With one pounces and snarl of playfulness all my pages went flying (as they had broken loose their spiral jailers some time ago. That was when I started to put notes at the top of the page and alternating colors with chapters in the note book.

I would have to say that in the end my dog, the inspiration of a whole new set of characters was responsible for making me a little more organized in my writing style. I still write Character experiences when I am awoke out of a sound sleep, I am just careful about grabbing a different pen. This thought brings me to the organization portion of my title.

I have found that the way my stories come to me, that writing an outline, rough or not, doesn’t work. Writing a few fluid chapters, no matter where they fit into your book will give you a direction to carry your writing. For instance, I invented a BETA wolf Character, Ayeyah Zamora and her primary purpose was to die and inflame my Main Characters to stop being passive and go on the offensive. I found as I wrote her interactions and pictured her strength, she was a character that my book needed and that added two new chapters to my book and a great plot twist! 200 pages into the book (450 pages) I found that I was ready to write an outline. This process gave me structure to move my chapters around in and direction to move cliff-hanger towards.

Outlines are important for many reasons and you need to investigate why they will work for you.  Here is an example of a soft outline I am working with for my second series

The Fallen – THE GATHERING

Chapter 1 – Tie into Moon Light – Mirlayna Vision of The Fallen

Chapter 2 – Play the Vision out

Chapter 3 – Elizabeth Cauldaria – meet as she walks to her hotel with her father’s ashes

Chapter 4 – Cole Zamora finds out his new Assignment is Elizabeth Cauldaria

Chapter 5 – Elizabeth’s Awakening/Cole

Chapter 6 – Danger is coming it is time to leave/ Lysander -Familiar

So you see there are only rough Chapter ideas in something like this, but from here you can add itemized details of the direction of the chapter and details you want to reveal in the chapter (sorry no spoilers, but they first chapter of the first series will be up soon!). You have to make the outline when you feel comfortable with it in your process and make it work for you. Outlines are strong tools that can keep you moving forward in the writing process and when you keep it up to date, it will help you with your second book, if that is the direction you are heading in.

So now armed with your special pen, not one of my stolen Viagra pens, you are ready to write a draft for your book. Remember this outline will help you when you are writing your second book, especially if you do reveals of the chapters within the outline. Happy Writings ALL. I welcome all ideas and suggestions for organization on this post!

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