Monthly Archives: January 2013

Character Backstory – now with more Superheroes!

So, I’ve been thinking about character backstory, and their inner life, their emotional life recently.  Part of it has been in preparation for my second first draft of a story that I’m about to write, wanting to get a better … Continue reading

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February Plans

January has seemed to fly by, hasn’t it?  And in just a few days it will be February, which means that I ought to make some kind of goals and such for the month.  My year-long plan says that I … Continue reading

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25 Hard Truths About Writing – A Reblog

I don’t often post with just a link, but I’m lazy and this is a really important post for those serious writers out there considering publishing, traditional or self.  It seems to be mostly publishing advice and such, but is … Continue reading

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Organization – Now with more Scrivener!

So, I’m just now getting around to doing actual research and planning for the rewrite that I have coming up in February.  I’ve been thinking about it before, and doing reading about related topics, and making little notes to myself, … Continue reading

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My Character Template

Because I was asked on twitter, here it is.  It’s a static page, so normal caveats apply to it changing at any time. Now!  Let me explain how I’m using it.  It’s all from Plot versus Character, by Jeff Gerke, and … Continue reading

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A Change in Writing Plans

No, I’m not backing away from the lofty goals that I’ve set for myself, I’m merely redefining what it is that I mean to work on.  So, not how much, or to what end, just the what. In my preparations … Continue reading

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First Love – A Fork in the Road

There is no love quite like our first love.  We come into with expectations, dozens of expectations of exactly how it will go and what will happen.  It will be magical, just like the movies and the books that have … Continue reading

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Defining Success

To keep up my streak of stealing things from Pandy, she asked a question in her most recent entry that I want to answer. She asked how you would define success, what would have to happen for you to be … Continue reading

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In Which I Steal Things from Pandy

One of my goals for the year is to blog more consistently, and in the vein of that and of pursuing my other goals, I am presenting two ideas.  At least one of them I will do, and the other … Continue reading

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A Programming Change

I fully plan on sticking to my goals – I just find it a lot easier if I get to change what my goals are as I go along (yes, even two days in).  What does the guy I used … Continue reading

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