Category Archives: Writing

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 Flip-Flop Pre-Game Show

With only a few days to go before the start of NaNoWriMo 2018, my participation debate with myself is based on what kind of story I want to write. That’s heavily insinuating I’m actually going to participate. And that’s because … 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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Discoveration

I made a life changing discovery today. My writing sucks. Compared to where it was a year ago. That was the discovery. I’m dedicating my efforts so I can say the same thing about my writing this time, next year.

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Random Bouts of Randomism

Every summer, just before the new school season starts up, a major retailer sells the old school 100-page marble notebooks for 50 cents each. I’ve been known to grab a handful of them each time I shop. Currently, I have … 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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