Wednesday, March 13, 2013

RTW: Spring Cleaning Writing-Style

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This Week: 
Spring cleaning! What do you hope to "clean out" from your writing? What habits/tropes/words, etc do you want to eliminate?

There are a lot of things I hope to clean out from my writing. Writing-wise, I need to be more careful of cliches and using the same sentence structure repeatedly. Character-wise I need more diverse hair and eye colors for my main characters. I tend to favor characters with brown hair and brown eyes. Sometimes redheads and a few blonds. I've found websites listing different hair and eye colors that I like to use for reference if I'm struggling to diversify. 

When it comes to writing habits, I need to stop rushing through essential scenes in order to get to scenes I'm more excited to write. Sometimes I just skip ahead, but if I'm not inspired with details, I'm just excited to get to that scene, I'll rush through everything in between.