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Mercutio
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5. "RE: The hard part"
In response to message #4
 
  
>What I was getting at above was that, the
>way my process works, most of it still has to happen somewhere
>in my head, and that's a bit fatiguing even if it doesn't come out
>into the readers' field of view. It's like not being able to remember
>the second verse of a song without singing the first verse in your
>head first. I can't be the only one that happens to. Can I? Never
>mind.

I can actually think of at least one high-profile(ish) writer whose mind works the same way; Ben Aaronovitch. I had the pleasure to sit in on a Q&A with him a couple years back, and he considers it essential to the establishment of verisimilitude that everything needs to happen, somewhere, in a way that he knows about and drives, in order for his stuff to work to his satisfaction. In some cases he will actual write fifty or sixty pages of stuff he -has no intention- of ever submitting to his publisher just so he can work out exactly what's going on off-screen to justify events happening on-screen.

So, y'know. Take that for what it's worth.

-Merc
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