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Planning Ahead

[I’m going to start posting only on weekdays—I need the weekends to write. 🙂 ] For the commitment-challenged, there may be nothing more intimidating than planning a series. It can also be great fun, and for those of us who enjoy … Continue reading

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Is It Ever Okay to Let Go?

Almost everything you hear from writing advice (my own included) is: just write. Don’t think. Don’t look back. Fight the doubt. Word vomit. Chained to the desk. Just stick with it. Don’t give up. And I would say, for the … Continue reading

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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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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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One-Month Challenge: Update Two

Two weeks into the one-month challenge, or halfway through. I haven’t reached drafting yet, or even gotten too close, but I’m closing in on having a definitive plot that I can outline—and after that, drafting should be soon. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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The One Month Challenge

My single greatest challenge as a writer is sticking to a single idea. I’ve written many times before about this problem, so I won’t rehash it. Basically, I can talk myself out of any idea. This has led me to … Continue reading

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Developing Ideas: The Leap

A small step in the process I skipped earlier is important to mention. As you’re asking questions and considering options, your creativity may start running ahead and leading you along, and all you have to do is go after it. … Continue reading

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