“. . . everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind.
What's in Your Writer's Bag of Tricks? Putting the Writing Process in Context
Stuck in Revision? Pull out your writer's bag of tricks and try something different. I've found that no two novels are written the same way: I use similar techniques, but in a different order; or I preference one technique over another. Don't be rigid in your writing process. Instead, let the story tell you what tools to pull out of your bag of tricks.