All of us writers have at some point been doing one thing and suddenly a thought, concern or problem occurs in your head about something you have recently written. In my case I have 4 novels in various stages of editing and proof reading and have spent a great week at The Writers’ Summer School in Swanwick.
There, several concerns came to me when in the middle of a talk, workshop of whatever, so all I could do was to write this thought down and hope that I had enough detail to be able to fix it a week or so later.
This I am currently doing and it is surprising to me how accurate and precise the light bulb moment of concern has been. I go to the correct section of text and low and behold, the problem, now identified, sticks out like a sore thumb, when previously I had read over it and it all seemed to be fine.
It is therefore absolutely essential that writers keep that notebook with them at all times and write down these flashes of inspiration or concern. In my case, two previously unidentified problems have easily been fixed, but in doing so make the passage and in one case a sub story line fit much better into the whole book.
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