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Writing Through a Bad Scene

Despite all the omnipresent advice to just keep writing, no matter how bad, there is nothing quite as cringe-inducing as writing your way through a scene that just isn’t working. The dialogue isn’t flowing, the characters are boring cardboard, and … Continue reading

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Reading as a Writer

Most (if not all) writers fall in love with the craft because they first fell in love with reading. And for any writer-to-be, I think reading often and widely is essential. It’s the most fun way to learn how to … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Writing Tics

The biggest key to drafting is the ability to write badly, but that means a lot of different things. One of the most blatant and immediate things it means is that you have to embrace your own writing tics—those little … Continue reading

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The Three Drafting Mindsets that Made it Happen

Unfortunately, for all my “revelations,” I can’t really point to any one thing, one trick, that made me able to finish a draft. I did come up with a shift in my perspective of the project—making it YA, for some … Continue reading

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A New World

Three weeks ago today, I was driving home to my parents’ house, realizing I was going to fail the One Month Challenge. Such a simple task, to stick with one story for one month, and I couldn’t do it. The … Continue reading

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A Short Break

In lieu of the drafting madness of the last week and a half (and in support of it), I have decided to take one week off from the blog. I will report back here on July 13th, unless anything interesting … Continue reading

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Drafting Mentalities

For the last week, all I’ve been doing is drafting—which is absolutely incredible. It also means all I have to blog about is drafting, so I apologize for the repetition. I’ll try to think of some alternative topics soon. But … Continue reading

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