Writing a Novel – Daily Exercises in Self-Study
My apologies. I’ve been neck-deep in work-related projects associated with books for iPad the past couple of days. And I’ve been doing work on what will become my first novel. I hope.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing daily posts on suggested self-study exercises that can be helpful in writing a novel, but also as a self-study in getting to know oneself a little better.
So since I missed out on posts on Monday and Tuesday, I’ve lumped those questions in with Wednesday’s post.
What you’re supposed to do, is take out a stack of 3″ x 5″ notecards, title them, date them and number them, and then make a list of the answers you come up with for each of the day’s questions.
If you would go back to Monday’s exercise, it is:
I’m glad I did _____
Tuesday’s exercise is:
I wish I had NOT done ______
And the exercise designed for today, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, is simply this.
If I died right now, what would people say about my life?
Maybe that’s not something that just goes on a notecard, but instead of writing long sentences, maybe you should start by jotting down a few words. And be honest with yourself. If you were to keel over right now and someone were to have to deliver a eulogy about you using only a series of one word thoughts, what would they be? I know. That can be pretty sobering, but let’s go. Might give you some things to work on even if you don’t end up writing a book….