logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
jessicac26, Abby joy, freekundli, Suanle, prempesos
58100 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,100 Registered Members
417 Forums
117,268 Topics
833,700 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 271
Mona - Astronomy 89
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 46
Angie 42
Korie - California/Yoga Editor 22
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 22
Susan - Meditation Editor 21
Michelle - Teen & Reading Editor 13
Angela - Drama Movies 12
"Rosie" 11
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#289317 - 01/24/07 10:43 PM Writing - and rewriting - the first chapter
elle Offline
Koala

Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 2966
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
I woke up the other night with what I think is finally the perfect opening for the first chapter of my "old" novel. I've lost count of the number of times I've rewritten this chapter, but it must be at least six or seven now.

Here's this week's article...

How many times have you rewritten a first chapter? crazy
_________________________
Elle Carter Neal
BellaOnline Alumna

Top
#289373 - 01/25/07 07:17 AM Re: Writing - and rewriting - the first chapter [Re: elle]
joanj Offline
Koala

Registered: 09/14/06
Posts: 2616
Loc: Texas
I've found the best way for me to work is to just write and not get hung up on rewriting one chapter until it's perfect. YOu might never get past the first chapter!

What I do when I sit down to write is go over yesterday's work and make some changes if necessary. This gets me going and then I progress to the current day's chapter.

I only go back over chapter one after some time has gone by because then I see things that may need changing in light of something I've added. Plus the longer the time since I read it, the fresher and more objective my eye is.
_________________________
My Knitting Blog & Free Knitting Patterns



Top

Moderator:  Val FictionWrit/RomanceBk 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Another Sabbatical Needed
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Sandwiches
44 minutes 1 second ago
How is your health these days?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 01:55 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Mona - Astronomy
Inspiration
Today at 11:46 AM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy
Self Development
Today at 08:18 AM
What Yoga did you Do Today?
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Yoga
Today at 07:42 AM
Firsts in Space – Quiz *new*
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 06:42 AM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 04:45 AM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
Today at 04:43 AM
What did you dream about last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
Today at 04:39 AM
Spiritual Quotes
by Debbie-SpiritualityEditor
Spirituality
Today at 01:23 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
0 registered (), 40 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.