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05 January 2015 @ 06:13 pm
Snowflake Challenge: Day 3  

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Day 3

In your own space, talk about your creative process - from what inspires you to what motivates you to how you manage to break through blocks. Does your process change depending on the type of creating you're doing? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Yes, I’m behind! Sorry!

My creative process usually involves an idea, a period of mulling it over, and then (if I’m lucky), a session at the computer that gets the idea completely down. This, of course, is dependent on it being short. My longer pieces take several sessions of this.

There are times when it all ends up hand written and then transcribed onto the computer. My most productive period was actually marked by this. When I was constantly producing in HP fandom, I often wrote in a notebook while attending a concert at college. My Star Trek stuff was almost exclusive written in notebooks after work and then typed out later.

I very rarely use outlines – I find them counter productive for my brain, which seems to think when I write out a thorough outline, I’m done.