Ma Thesis On Vocabulary
If I had scenes that were boring enough that I didn’t want to write them, then there was no way in hell anyone would want to read them. Unfortunately in Thesis World this is not always possible.
The map is essentially a series of sub-headings which the students use as prompts for composing new text, or re-using existing text.
You can change, add and move stuff around as you write.
In our Thesis Bootcamps we ask students to just pick a spot on this map and start writing as fast as they can, not as well as they can. Not necessarily, but many students say that the writing they produce at Bootcamp is clearer than the writing they did before it, when they are worrying over every word.
The days Rachel was able to write 10,000 words were the days she was writing scenes she had been ‘dying to write’ – she called these the ‘candy bar scenes’.
Days where she found it hard to muster 5000 words a day she was bored with what she was writing: This was a duh moment for me, but it also brought up a troubling new problem. In the fiction world the answer to Rachel’s dilemma was simple – make the boring scenes more interesting!