EK's STAR LOG
CATEGORY ARCHIVES:
Do you write a novel start-to-finish, or keep going back and editing previous chapters?

As has been requested (endlessly) EK's Star Log is returning to the internet. You can still read the original archive here... https://eelkat.wordpress.com 

The reason you couldn't find it is because I set it to private un-index mode, meaning it no longer shows up in Google search results and can only be accessed by a direct link.

Meaning, if you didn't have the url for it, no amount of searching for it would tell you how to find it. Anyone who had the url could still access it though.

I had set it to private September 23, 2013, intending to move each page here to EelKat.com... however, November 14, 2013, after only moving about 30 pages, I was beaten up and left paralyzed for 5 months, then spent 18 months relearning to walk. I am still crippled and have limited mobility.

Below is one of the blog posts that originally appeared on EK's Star Log. The original articles are still online but no longer indexed in Google. Links to the original article, are included with this post, as is the original posting date. Clicking the links will take you to the original site, where you can see the old Space Dock 13 website still online. Space Dock 13 as it looked when hosted on WordPress from 2003 to 2013.



Do you write a novel start-to-finish,
or keep going back and editing previous chapters?

Do you write a novel start-to-finish, or keep going back and editing previous chapters?

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | Comments Off

do you write a novel start-to-finish, or keep going back and editing previous chapters? i’m interested to know how most people would write a novel.

i’ve only ever written one, but i basically sat down and wrote it start to finish, and didn’t go back to re-read the start until i’d got all the way to the end.

but then there are people who’ll write a bit, then go back and edit a previous chapter or even add a new one in near the start, and keep going back and forth and writing the novel in ‘pieces’.

which do you do, and why does it work for you?











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