A Recipe for Writing

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a perfect recipe for writing? Some clear cut instructions that you could follow and end up with a product that is at least consumable by the end.

Sure, there are plenty of guides out there on writing, and grammar provides some clear cut instructions. Sometimes. There are also basic plot structures that you can follow to outline your story.

But even those aren’t going to write the entire story for you. There’s going to be times where you’re stuck on something and can’t find instructions that will fix the problem for you. You just have to do it yourself.

In a lot of ways, I think writing is like a constant puzzle that you have to solve. You never know the solution to the puzzle until the story is written. But there’s no recipe or cheating guide or anything like that. You can take in all the advice in the world, but in the end, you have to solve it yourself.

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