Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Long and Short of It

Yesterday’s post was a bit of a downer, I’ll admit. But I’m not giving up on me yet, and I hope you don’t either. I want to be honest about my process, the ups and downs, the good and bad—and … Continue reading

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One-Month Challenge: Update Three

Still not to drafting yet, of course. I’m tentatively in the outlining stage, as I’ve got the basic outline (major plot points) figured out, but as I’ve gotten closer and closer I’ve been swamped with a feeling of malaise. Part … Continue reading

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When Fate is On Your Side

Sorry for the blurry photo—it reads: “PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – The downside of having a vivid imagination is that ideas may take the place of action. You know what you want out of life, so go out and get … Continue reading

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The Plan B Life

When I was very young, I fell in love with books. And it wasn’t long before I realized I wanted to make books—about the time I realized books were made by people and not delivered from the ether. I mentioned … Continue reading

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Fast Choices for a First Draft

This will be a very short post to go along with the subject matter—making the quick choices that can move your first draft along. I wrote a few days ago about making choices for your story—about considering options, weighing advantages … Continue reading

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How Do You Get Ready to Draft?

At some point, all ideas must become a draft—or die useless in the mind. In order for a story to become something you can share, you have to produce it into a physical object. This could be a drawing, a … Continue reading

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Making Choices in your Narrative

Some writers may talk about their characters and their stories as if they spring fully-formed out of the ether, flowing through the writer’s fingers like barely-captive lightning direct from the beyond. But for everyone else, writing is a constant series … Continue reading

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