Writing Tip #65

Who says you need to write the story before writing the dialogue for a climactic scene?

Who says you need to write books one and two before you come up with a last conversation in book three?

Who says you need to sign the contract before coming to the inevitable conclusion?

If you think about a story and the characters long enough, it can happen. You can be taking your garbage out and look up at the sky and recount dialogue between two characters as if they're talking right there in front of you. You can go back inside and email yourself the conversation.

Saved for down the road.

There are no rules. If the writing is meaningful, it's meaningful. If it works, it works.

And if a story floats around long enough in your head, it takes over, allowing you to eavesdrop and take notes.

Just make sure you're ready to write them down.

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