Wednesday, April 4, 2012

D Day and IWSG

Dear me! I can't Ditch my Date with the Insecure Writer's Support Group! Hosted by Alex the great ninja a-z host author Dude.

I have here ten Do's for writing a novel. Do any of them Drive you Dilly? I'm Dying to see your order of Difficulty in Dealing with these Duties:
  1. Idea for a story
  2. Plot
  3. First line
  4. Characterization, voice
  5. Setting
  6. Disguising backstory
  7. Dialog
  8. Action scenes/Love scenes
  9. Creating tension, moving the story along
  10. The Ending
And all this is BEFORE editing! My order, starting with the most Difficult and ending with the easiest for me is: 8, 5, 9, 6, 4, 3, 10, 2, 7, 1

Now, Darlings, for my Daring, Dire, and Dandy D titles!

DRAMA IS MY FIRST NAME - YA. Diva Tyna Jackson sings, dances, and seems to have no heart. She's also a good actress.

DAILY DOLDRUMS - Urban Fantasy. Brenda Howard gets a hand with her housework from a cursed fairy.

DOWN WITH ZANA - MG. Popular Zana Oliver goes too far, alienating her own entourage who teams up with the nerd herd for revenge.

WVDs of the Day:

dablogit - search blog history

deledib - neglectful babysitter

dipso - compulsive dipper

dints - deceiving hints

drast - the farthest limit of the risk

*Titles & WVDs (word verification definitions) Designed by yo.


Huntress said...

D-d-d-d-dang. You are good at finding Ds.

Unknown said...

Sooooo many Ds that I don't know! I like your list. Plot is the worst for me. Idea for story is very easy. I can think up zany characters...but the Voice!!!! So many difficulties

Karen Walker said...

My day is filled with other than writing things to do and it makes me sad, but tomorrow is another day.

A. K. Fotinos-Hoyer said...

I'm so impressed with your ability to come up with all these titles! Giving my MS a title is one of the hardest parts for me.

Ach du lieber said...

Loving the WVD's! Great idea. I have trouble reading those words, let alone understanding them.

Happy to have found your blog through the A-Z Challenge. (Or should I say thanks for finding me?) Either way, well done!!

Cassie Mae said...

Oh I like your list. 8 is the most difficult for me as well. I can't stop giggling during the love scenes I write, lol.

Morgan said...

Loved this list! And Dang girl, you've got skills with the letter D ;)

Grammy said...

Hi, I really like your list, but haven't thought too much about those different factors. I write for pleasure, mostly and I guess I am most concerned with grammatical structure and spelling. I wish I could get a job reading MSS because it really bothers me when I see misuse of a word or misspelling. It makes me grit my teeth sometimes. Must be the teacher in me. Ha. I really enjoyed your post. It made me think. Thanks, Ruby

Samantha May said...

My head is spinning with the letter D right now :D

I think ideas are the easiest for me and disguising backstory is the most difficult.

Angela Cothran said...

Backstory kills me! But DANG it, I will figure it out!!!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Number 10 eludes me.
Damn ending!

Is Brenda's cursed fairy a guy? I could work on that!


Annalisa Crawford said...

4. Always 4. Everything else pops in pretty much at the same time and I'm overloaded, but sometimes I have a feeling that all my characters sound the same.

Christine Rains said...

You're really good with titles.

Here's my list from most Difficult to easiest:
The ending
First line
Disguising backstory
Creating tension
Action/love scenes
Idea for the story

Sharkbytes said...

Interesting list. Difficult to easiest for me? hmmm

Creating tension, moving the story along
Idea for a story
The Ending
Action scenes/Love scenes
Disguising backstory
Characterization, voice
First line

I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs during April

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Setting (world-building) is most difficult for me. And does one kiss count as a love scene? That was difficult as well.

Dana said...

The hardest part of writing for me--at least right now--is coming up with an idea. I guess that makes all the other parts pretty hard as well! LOL

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

You are awesome! I wanna read Down With Zana!

Happy Hump Day!
My D

McKenzie McCann said...

Hmm, all right, order from hardest to easiest:

Disguising backstory
Creating tension, moving the story along
Idea for story
Action scenes/Love scenes
First line
Characterization, voice

Weaver said...

Yes. Disguising backstory. I'm learning to identify when other people do it well. Still working on it for myself.

I'm glad you dropped by. Thanks.

Leigh Covington said...

Yes, all of those drive me dilly! Agh! Especially #10. At least right now. But it'll come. It'll come!

Cynthia said...

For me, getting an idea for the story is easiest for me too. But you know that saying about how genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration? Sometimes it's the perspiration part where I find myself struggling the most.

DL Hammons said...

I'm really surprised that I haven't seen a Dialogue post yet today.

Love the 10 Do's! :)

DL @ Cruising Altitude 2.0
Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

Bethe77 said...

What a wonderful list of D's you have found for the writers in us.
Thank you for stopping by.

Tara Tyler said...

i did delight in your delectable comments and posts =)

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