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Inspired by writing prompts

Writing prompts are one of the most prolific of things offered up in the writing world. Lists of words or phrases that are intended to inspire writers to get past writer’s block and create words on a blank page.

I started into a challenge this month to write something every day that is just […]

Working on my novel

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I’ve got back to working on my novel with determination that I will finish the thing. I mean, hey, I am sitting at over 52,000 words of extreme rough draft writing, 59 scene cards on two bulletain boards, and over half a notebook worth of scene by scene outline […]

Outlining Novels Using Chocolate

If this sounds like the ideal means by which to outline your novels, then you are probably as big a chocoholic as I am. I use chocolate to combat high levels of stress caused by social anxiety. My roommate buys me those large bags of around 145 assorted miniature Hershey candy bars. The ones […]

Why I enjoy revising my novels, and how you can too!

I’ve been a writer for many years now, but I’ve always just written. It sounds strange, I know, but writing has always been such a relaxing activity for me that I have just wrote, and wrote, and wrote some more.

I have several books that are about the same characters, but told in slightly […]

Why do I write?

I was looking over Twitter a few minutes ago and someone that I began following this morning asked a question that simply cannot be summed up in the small space that Twitter allows, so, I have decided to answer in brief there, and to actually answer the question here on my website.

What I […]

Stressful Evening so I Worked on Stuff

I spent the night stressed out to the point I kept getting stress headaches, so since it was also really cold in my bedroom I ended up staying awake all night. As I write this it is 5:44 am and I am wrapped in a fleece lap blanket listening to a few episodes of […]

Writing Novels, but No NaNo

I am going to just say no to NaNoWriMo this year and accept a challenge someone offered to write a novel from start to finish between October 1st and December 31st. It is a much saner span of time, and will give me enough time to be able to work on some of the […]

Come along as I create a series

In the past I have made posts about my efforts to write a book on a pair of princes whose uncle stole their birthright. It seems like something always brings the story to a standstill and, more often than not, I end up starting it all over from the beginning. And yet, it is a […]

Writing Journal: May 12-16

This has been a bit of a busy weekend for me with writing, but a lot of it was spent in going back over some of the things I had already done, just to make sure I had not missed more stuff. Turned out I had missed watching 6 videos because I had accidentally skipped […]

Writing Journal

I got a lot of things done today.

For the mindmap for my series I folded up a sheet of 18×12 inch drawing paper from an old Mead art tablet so it could be tucked into my series bible. I then used each section that the folds had divided it into for a separate mindmap […]

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