@Betsy: For me, it's on plot. I can keep characters straight easily, and modifying them throughout the work isn't as hard for me. It's plot that really nabs my goat. (Do people even use
that expession any more?)
@nrjxll: Hmm... I'll look that up. It may be of use - I definitely have multiple plotlines, all of which converge somewhere
@Major Tom: Yup. I can compose things in my head prior to writing, and that works well (if I don't get uber-stressed before I get a chance to write it down and forget it).
@Morven: You...changed your avatar? I like it, but I recognized you mainly by the black-and-white one.
And that's mainly how I write as well: "Get the idea down, jot down notes (then send them to people), connect things later." I can almost always explain how the things in question are connected when asked to, but I can tend to get pretty verbose with it, and I go into In-Universe-Speak, which...really only benefits me, and confuses my friends.
My friends are thankfully pretty tolerant, but they do occasionally go, "Wait... I don't know who that character is - I don't read that series," which reminds me to slow down.
In short: I get excited and rush too much. On just about everything, I'm impulsive, and I hurry through things so that I can get on to the next thing. Not just in writing - and I know what a problematic habit it is. I have to work very hard to slow myself down many times a day.
edited 26th Oct '11 4:15:58 AM by punkreader