As part of my ongoing tips from a writing consultant series, today I’m discussing a recent question that a writer asked me— how do you decide what to write next?
|What do I write next?
This is an interesting question. Specifically, the writer was trying to choose between several options. She had many ideas and she wanted to know what to write next among all the bright and shining options.
1) If you already have books published (either traditionally or as an indie author), choosing what to write next might be as simple as deciding what your readers would most like to read next or which book is next in your series.
For these next tips, let’s assume that your choice isn’t as obvious.
2) You can decide which book sounds the most appealing to you. Writing is work, yes. But, you should enjoy what you’re writing. Which book sounds like it would be the most fun to write?
3) Decide what to write next based on what you have just finished. In point one, this would imply the next book in a series. For this point, though, I’m talking more about variety. If you’ve just written a very detailed story, with many complications, it can be refreshing to write a more straightforward story after one that is so layered.
|So many ideas! So much to write!
My best to you all,