Writing At Speed…

Hola Amigos! I hope you are all well. Reached the 2000 word target today, achieved over 3 stints, the last one finishing about ten mins ago, so 15.51 And today’s subject – another chase scene, this time in San Diego. I find the only way to capture the sheer panic of the pursued is to firstly study a potential route (Google maps helps), put on some appropriate music, and then write as fast as possible – with no stops, no time for thought, then once finished read back through the scrambled text and correct the many typos. Then repeat the exercise perhaps twice more, in the hope that each time a little variation or nugget will arise which will hopefully make the text sparkle. I live in hope! It’s the only way I can think to do it, and so would love to know how other authors try and harness that energy. Any one with any thoughts please drop me a line. Being an avid reader of Ian Fleming’s Bond novels, I have noticed that when the action was quickest (a car chase/fight scene) he uses really short sentences which, for me, perfectly reflect the dramatic context. And I still think that Casino Royale is the best of all the Bond books. So thank you Mr Fleming, for not only the wonderful stories, but also for the education in action writing. You are, and always will be, a huge inspiration. Just before I end, I’d like to say thank you all for your nice messages and encouragement, it really means a lot. Have a nice evening, and catch up again tomorrow with more. Bye for now. Dominic

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