1. Get the initial flare down. Whatever my inspiration is I get it down. If it’s a photo, sentence, basic idea (“girls at Silverglade Equestrian centre”) I write it down so that I don’t lose it. I get a lot of flares so I need to be able to come back later and start using it.
2. Write out the basic plot line. I normally have this very long, over one and a half A4 pages. You just write what happens. E.g. “Kitty does the soul rider test. She sees Welsh and translates it into finding a door. She then meets Avalon outside”.
3. If I get any ideas for certain sentences in here then I just put them in inverted commas by the text.
4. I then make a character profile for each character regardless of how big a part they play. To do this I have a text thing I go through and answer the questions on and then I always find a photo because it helps me vision what is happening.
5. Next I start writing out the text. If it’s longer I do an expanded plan before I write it out but for SSO fan fictions I just write it.
6. I always stop if I have writers block - never force it.
7. I then use my mac speaker thing to check for most mistakes.
8. On more important things I leave it a few days before reading the whole story again.
Doing this helps your stories make more sense and flow. However, sometimes it’s fun just to delve into the writing!