Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Books

Writing fiction: Read what you wrote last

See also

As I prepare to pick up writing, I always read over what I wrote last.

More Photos

No matter how many pages I wrote the last time I sat down to work on my book, I read over them before I begin again.

What this does is it gets you in the right frame of mind to pick up where you left off. In other words, it refreshes your memory.

You may or may not have introduced someone or something new. It really doesn't matter either way. You want to be sure you start up exactly where you left off. You also want to be sure you do not skip too far ahead and leave a big gap in the story line.

Even if you are beginning a new chapter, it will still do you good to read what you have previously wrote...for the same reasons listed above.

When you are ready to start writing the next pages of your book:

Go to your special writing place

  • Open up your document
  • Read what you wrote last time
  • Start writing where you previously left off

To purchase laptops, netbooks and tablets at great prices in Raleigh, NC, shop: Best Buy or Costco

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent concert at Native American casino canceled because of obvious reasons
    Headlines
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    The first 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer has been released, leaving fans wanting more
    Video
    Movies Buzz
  • Music festivals
    150 years of major American music festivals are rooted in Rhode Island
    Camera
    17 Photos
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan receives Vanguard Awards at AMPAs in Cleveland
    Camera
    13 Photos
  • Celebrity tattoos
    We're not sure what some of these celebrities were thinking when they decided to get inked
    Camera
    23 Photos
  • John Stamos
    John Stamos talks about love, life and being tired of Uncle Jesse
    Video
    Today's Buzz

Related Videos:

  • Paddling North (GO SIMPLE, GO SOLO, GO NOW) Audrey Sutherland
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/biflCuwuR0Y?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Family walking the picket line the mid-1980's
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/r-zWHxpOURc?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Grow your list with your book
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-FrFT0xGSvQ?rel=0?rel=0&amp;VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>