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Rod Van Blake

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R.A. Salvatore, Timothy Zahn, Terry Goodkind, Steven Erikson

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Rod Van Blake I usually wait it out but try to do other productive things like work on my outline and visualize where I'd like the story to go. Usually doing that…moreI usually wait it out but try to do other productive things like work on my outline and visualize where I'd like the story to go. Usually doing that will give me better direction as well as fuel to continue from where I last left off.(less)
Rod Van Blake The best thing about being a writer is the journey you go on while writing. Seeing the story unfold and having the hope that the reader gets as much…moreThe best thing about being a writer is the journey you go on while writing. Seeing the story unfold and having the hope that the reader gets as much joy out it as I did. Just because I have an outline doesn't always mean things will happen the way I had originally planned.(less)
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Formatting and the heroes journey

I guess this has more to with with style and a writers familiarity with what works best for them. Without meaning to when I wrote Ancient Illumination I did so not having one main character to focus on but rather different groups of people. The scenarios then go from one group to the others and follows them through events that will at some point connect them all.
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