Write into the dark

This is the title of a recent book by Dean Wesley Smith and is often quoted by the Southern Arizona author Harvey Stanbrough and deals with that challenge of writing without planning or outlining your work. This process of “writing into the dark” can be used for fiction for short stories or novels and other writing.

Brain dump

 

 

Another description of this is the terminology of “planner” which defines the text you expect to write before you write the drafts or “pantser” which the author has no idea what to write but puts fingers to keyboard or pen to pad and make sentences that hopefully will come into a story.

With my screen, I seem to be writing into the white — putting dark words on the blank and unbroken screen.

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