Candy Crush is an evil addictive little game available conveniently or inconveniently on facebook and iphone.
i anything, I believe.
The goals vary by level, but the majority of levels have a limited amount of moves you can make.
So, you’re playing one of those levels – you know, the kind level that you play 100 times and you think you’re never going to solve it ~ when the board tempts you off track by making moves available in other parts of the board.
Oooo, I can make 4 in a row over there!
You follow those sweet candy crumbs and make that special striped candy, but that move takes you away from the jelly you are supposed to be getting rid of and the chocolate is taking over the entire board, erasing everything in its path.
What you need to do is keep your focus on the goal. If you strategize and keep the end of the game in mind, remembering that you have a limited amount of moves, you may just move past that level and not make the fat candy lady cry in the end.
Or whatever she is.
What does this have to do with writing?
In writing and in Candy Crush:
- You must keep your ending in mind. The ending may change (in writing), but you must have a general idea and your moves (scenes) have to take you there.
- You only have a limited amount of moves.
- Each move must have a purpose and take you closer to your goal. The end.
- It’s okay to follow the distractions for a bit, but not too long ~ get back on the path that leads to your goal.
- If the first strategy to reach your goal doesn’t work, try something else.
It’s true, Candy Crush does take me away from writing ~ which is bad ~ but since I found some parallels to writing, my addiction is totally justified. Right? Right?!
Are you addicted to any Facebook games? What are they? Do you play Candy Crush?