Attempting a longer story...
I have been playing around over the last few months with a Novel I have been writing. I go through phases where I'm not inspired and don’t want to ruin it. I also find that I have different writing styles and I want my novel to obviously flow. To help me understand how I write and to help give me motivation and new and interesting twists to write into my story, I have continued to write lots of short stories, some of which I hope will slot into my novel.
I’m curious if anyone else uses this method of writing, and how successful it is. Or whether simply knuckling down and ploughing through with a continuous story is something more effective, and perhaps something I should try?
I would love to get some views on this, and any tips, or advice would be gratefully received!