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Tip of the Day: Write what you can see, then move on.

Many writers like to write their stories in chronological order. However, they will often get stuck on some scene because they can’t see all the details, refusing to go on to the next scene until that one scene is written. The scenes most commonly troublesome are scenes with lots of action: fight scenes, sex scenes, destruction, etc. During events like NaNoWriMo, you don’t have time to force the details when they won’t come.  Make notes of the details that you can see, most likely the outcome. If you must, write it as a bulleted list. If you can see some of the action around some detail, then write it. Once you have noted everything down that you can see, move on. Don’t let the one scene stop you from writing that first draft. Remember, it’s a first draft.

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