Writing Can Be Murder

August 29, 2007

Squiggle

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 11:23 am

I once took a personality test that defined me as a squiggle (you know, a curvy line that goes in no particular direction). My secondary personality “trait” was a circle, which basically means I can’t think in a straight line like a triangle, square, rectangle type of person can.  

 My latest moment of squiggledom is evidenced by my legal pad that I started using on Sunday night. (I like to write by hand, which is a whole other post.) I flipped through it this morning and this is what it looks like:

Pages 1 & 2 — Story “M”

Pages 3,4&5 — Story “E”

Pages 6 &7 — Story “G”

Page 8 — Back to story E

Page 9 — Back to story G

Pages 10,11&12 — Story “S”

Pages 13&14 — Back again to Story G

Page 15 — Back to Story S

Pages 17 & 18 — Once again back to Story G

Page 19 — Back again to Story S

 And that’s just the legal pad. It doesn’t show the hopping around I’ve done on my alpha smart and computer.

Do you squiggle too?

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2 Comments »

  1. If you are talking writing process I’m a straight line when it comes to my writing. I have to get from point A to point B without any stops to look at the scenery. Now if I get moments of insight about my character I write it down and keep going with the story.

    Now hold a conversation with me and you’ll swear I’m a squiggle.

    Comment by Melissa — August 29, 2007 @ 2:19 pm

  2. I’m several cris-crossgin squiggles that look something like a ball of lint.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — August 30, 2007 @ 7:47 am


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