When I come to start writing a new book, I find I tend to always start at the same place:
I always write the ending first.
I don’t know why, it just happens that’s what I feel when I begin. The endings of my books are usually the scene I have thought about the most and know exactly how I want to go.
In contrast, I always write the beginning as the last thing I do.
I have talked before about how I write with a rather unique process, and that I plan in a very detailed way so as I can pick and choose which scenes I want to write that day as I’m feeling them. This works really well for me, if I’m feeling in the mood for a certain scene, I just write that one, and don’t force myself to go in order. Though it does mean I need a very good plan, so as I know exactly what comes before and after the scene I’m writing, so as it all links together smoothly.
But the thing I always do is write the ending first, and the beginning last. It’s not something I make myself do, it just kind of happens, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. It just made me realise how individual everyone’s writing process must be and got me wondering what other people do.
Finding the best way to write is one of the most critical things for writers. There’s a lot of advice out there on how to do it, and what you should do, but in the end, it’s up to you to decide what is comfortable and what process makes your writing really come out great. There’s no wrong way, there’s no right way, there’s just your way that is best for you.
Are there any places you start writing a book? Do you write your book in order- start to finish? Is there something you do that’s unique to your writing process?
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