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Writing a book: Algorithm of work

Step 1: processing the material. When you have accumulated enough information (and "enough" is different for everyone), you can start processing the material - and writing the book.

Processing the material can be as follows:

1. "Patchwork quilt" - for those who have a lot of heterogeneous "live" text, but few schematic connections: large and small scraps of episodes through leading questions gradually "sew" into one whole - in a chapter, part or storyline.

Here it is important to first build a scheme of the plot, at least the simplest: who the hero - where he goes - why he goes - who he meets - why he meets - what will come of it, etc.

After that, the "shreds" of text are allocated with an eye to the scheme. If the idea is big, then the episodes should first be divided by book, then by parts, and then by chapters.

Those "shreds" that do not fit the concept of the story - put aside and if you like them, then either redo, or even exclude them from the work. Episodes have already done their main job: "live" text stores not so much information as the emotional mood, which is then transmitted to you and with which you write.

2. "Oil painting" - for those who have a lot of theoretical material, thoroughly thought out the plot and drawn all the cards, but very little "live" text. They have brushes and paints, mental images and a blank canvas, the same as a Wordov document, on which it's time to "paint".

Theorists find it extremely difficult to "go" with the text and have certain problems with "vision. They do my history homework have an image, but features and details don't make a whole, there is no feeling for a character or a situation. And writing each subsequent paragraph is given with difficulty.

What can help:

a) a chapter outline;

b) Selecting appropriate image pictures.

The plan outline is written thoroughly, for each chapter: got up - washed - shaved - left the house - went on the road - and so on. After each sub-paragraph key questions are asked - "what time I got up, why I got up, what things need to be done, how they relate to going out of the house" - and the answers to these questions are translated into the text, forming first paragraphs and then chapters.

Suitable images, in turn, will supplement the plan outline with artistic details (what the character looks like, what the situation in the room), and at the same time help you feel the atmosphere of the moment. If you are not indifferent to music, then suitable songs will also be helpful - in terms of meaning, rhythm, and emotional mood.

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