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Pi Day and Writing Rhythm!

No, those two don’t have anything to do with one another except that they are both on my mind.  However, I’m going to talk about them in reverse order, because I want to spend more time on the former than … Continue reading

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Grammar, the Writer, and Social Media

Without even realizing that today is National Grammar Day, I tweeted earlier about being annoyed when writers, especially novice writers, use bad grammar or style when tweeting or commenting on blogs.  It actually came up after reading comments on Chuck … Continue reading

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On The Desire Not To Write

I’m having such trouble getting started on this book.  Granted, some of that is understandable – it’s been a very stressful week-ish, and I’ve not had much time to write.  What time I did have was spent being tired or … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Writing Techniques – Getting More Out Of Your Time

So, in my stumblings and flailings about the internet, I’ve run across a blog post that I feel like sharing.  Mostly, this is for my benefit; it’s a technique that I want to try when I sit down to start … Continue reading

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Writing Advice: Side Characters

In many ways (okay, most of them), I am still a novice writer, but there are some things that I have learned, mostly by doing them poorly.  But hey, if there’s one thing I’m good at in writing, it’s figuring … Continue reading

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