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David Putnam I start my day writing by rereading the last twenty pages. This helps me get back into the voice and tone and forward movement of the story. I write a…moreI start my day writing by rereading the last twenty pages. This helps me get back into the voice and tone and forward movement of the story. I write a thousand words a day no matter what. I never have writer's block per se. I do however get stuck usually in what I call the belly of the book (the four c's, conflict, complication, crisis, conclusion. The belly is the complication). Usually it is a transition or a motivation I'm stuck on. As far as your standard everyday writer's block if there is ever a question, an option in which way to proceed, I always, always choose the path with the most conflict.(less)
David Putnam I start writing a novel by putting down an inciting incident that inspirers me. I have to know the characters and know the ending. I don't know whats…moreI start writing a novel by putting down an inciting incident that inspirers me. I have to know the characters and know the ending. I don't know whats going to happen in between. It is great fun finding out.(less)
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I mainly read mysteries and thrillers because that's what I like to write. Many times I'll put a book down if the author doesn't get the law or procedures correct. The small stuff is okay and I let it slide off but if it is something that is major then the author loses too much credibility and I ask myself what else has he/she gotten wrong?
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Great book, couldn't put it down, couldn't predict what was going to happen. Can't wait to read his next Recursion.

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