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If… Then…

I love writing. I've loved writing ever since I started penning anything I considered as 'serious' fiction and realized what power and beauty lay beneath the keys of my computer. Untapped, ready for me. I became something more than myself... Continue Reading →

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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 →

NaNoWinning – How to Re-enter this thing called ‘Real World’

You've spent 30 days writing your heart out. Maybe you hit 50K, maybe you didn't. The point of the exercise was to write as much as you could, and if you even started - you ended up winning. Because winners... 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 →

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 →

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 Sequels

Off the top of my head, I really can't think of an author who's kicked back, hoisted their champagne, and touted writing sequels as something that was 'easy'. Mostly, writers love to complain in long, elegant, and very tortured paragraphs.... Continue Reading →

Beautiful People #25 – June 2017

Paper Fury is out with another Beautiful People post this month, and here I am doing a post on Godric Dorial - my 1000+-year-old Viking, former amnesiac, odd fellow. He's seen a lot, experienced even more, and felt enough for... Continue Reading →

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