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The Importance of Writing Varied Character Syntax

Doesn't that title just sound like a hoot and a half? See, this is on my mind because I just finished reading a book where every. single. character. had the same voice. Writing different character voices is hard, after all.... Continue Reading →

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Writing: Why You Should Read Bad Novels

I expect we've all been there. Maybe you even got into the story before you read that one line that jerked you clean out of any suspension of disbelief to say, "REally? REALLY? WhY woulD yOU do IT ThaT waY?" Well, as... Continue Reading →

The Fog of War – NaNo: Final Stretch + Snippets

For those of you WriMo-ers out there, you may be feeling a little fatigued at this point. You may be dealing with writing-related injuries like strained wrists, bruised fingers, blisters, or early-onset cray-cray-writer syndrome*. Well, I'm here for you, and... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo – Writing Through the Fear

I think every writer, possibly anyone who has ever tried to write, can relate to the moment when the words seem so weighty and the subject so large that writing further seems impossible. In my experience, this happens during NaNoWriMo... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo – Mid-month Update

For those of you who might not know, I regularly participate in the worldwide movement known as National Novel Writing Month. The challenge: write 50,000 words in 30 days. The rules: no starting the story before Nov. 1, take care... Continue Reading →

Preparing for NaNo

It's that time of year, my people. The leaves are pretty colors. There is orange everywhere. Everything is pumpkin spice flavors. NaNoWriMo is on the air. You can feel the tremors rumbling through the internet as a hoard of authors... Continue Reading →

The Building Blocks of Story

via Daily Prompt: Mighty The word of the day prompt is 'Mighty' - and it was recently emphasized to me just how mighty the task of writing is. It is, in fact, the creation of worlds. I was talking to... Continue Reading →

Beautiful People #26 – Author Writing Process Edition

Paper Fury has done it again with another lovely Beautiful People post - even if I was a bit late in getting to it. Just under the wire! Whew! Here's here meme, for those interested parties: Paperfury.com How do you... Continue Reading →

Writing: Character

A writer-friend of mine who has recently stumbled into some impending spare time asked me if I had any advice on the creation of characters. It turns out, I have some clear and relevant thoughts on the matter, and I... Continue Reading →

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