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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 →

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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 →

Harmony – a momentary reflection on writing a motley crew

via Daily Prompt: Harmony For a most excellent post on writing motley crews, please check out my brain-twin's blog post: How to Write A Motley Crew. As for me, I've been struggling with the very issue of harmony with the crew... Continue Reading →

Most Interesting – Problems in Writing

via Daily Prompt: Passport So the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, right? This applies to writing. If you have your characters in a (physical, emotional, existential) place and you need to get them to another place,... Continue Reading →

Colorful Clips – Acceptance

via Daily Prompt: Acceptance What a universally acknowledged desire of the human race: acceptance. There's nothing like that spark which flares in the heart when a friend stands up for you or a family member says they don't know what... Continue Reading →

Colorful Clips – Instinct

When this prompt came into my inbox this morning, I thought, "Yes! I know I talk about instinct A LOT in my writing. I'm SURE I have TONS of clips I could do a post about." Well, maybe not as... Continue Reading →

A Recipe for Busting Writer’s Block

Remember, the best way to cook is always with the finest and freshest ingredients. You're going to want a work of literature for this recipe - it should give just a little when you squeeze it, but not be yellow... Continue Reading →

Beautiful People – March 2017

In my series (known as Bill) centered around a group of gifted individuals, I needed to spend a little time on my protagonist: Elizabeth. Though I have to say, it was tough. I wanted to do this on my anti-hero as... Continue Reading →

Editing – a bloodbath

I recently began taking the editing scissors to my recently finished novel The Queen's Assassin. I knew that just sitting down and slashing lines wasn't going to cut it. Yes, I'm wordy. Yes, I use WAAAAAY too many ellipses. Yes, the... Continue Reading →

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