First draft theory #2: Hopscotch

(Previously: Traps)

But sometimes first drafts are like a game of hopscotch. I know a scene I want to get to, and when I reach it, I can pick a new point towards which to aim. Much like tossing a pebble ahead, and then hopping to that square.

(Incidentally: Kim Wilkin’s Novelist’s Bootcamp is running again at the Queensland Writers Centre on 6-7 March 2021. I highly recommend it. Among other things, it taught me how to fix what the hopscotch method creates).

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