Category Archives: world building

Time Well Spent

As it should be obvious by now, I am not participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo. Yes, I always welcome an opportunity to expand my creative mind. This time, however, I felt it more important to cash in the time I … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – The Planner / Pantster Approach

Towards the beginning of each NaNoWriMo campaign, I usually see plenty of digital traffic detailing how each participant is going to handle the task of creating their new first draft of a novel: are they going to plan ahead, or … Continue reading

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When Characters Talk Back

It’s a known issue I like to work on multiple stories at any given time. What should be inherently expected from that practice is some of those stories fall through the cracks for unfortunate amounts of time…which means some of … Continue reading

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Charactericticism

Not wanting all my characters to ‘sound’ like each other is always a challenge worth accepting. And, because I also do not want the entire cast of my stories coming across as behavioral clones of me, I make the effort … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018 – The Behind Schedule Halftime Report

Wow. When it comes to Camp NaNoWriMo this summer, even my halftime report is behind schedule. This halftime report is simple: my word count is so far off pace. And I’m not even the least bit concerned about it. Weird, … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018 – As Intended

Looking at my Camp NaNoWriMo word count so far, I see I’m over 2,500 words behind schedule. Already? I haven’t even made it through the first week! This just in…this might be my absolute worst NaNoWriMo start ever. And it … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018 – Pre-Game Show

Welcome to the July 2018 Camp NaNoWriMo pre-game show! I last participated in the realm of NaNoWriMo this past November, working out a good chunk of my novel, Battle of Fort Cappello. When I closed the notebook on November 30, … Continue reading

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