Category Archives: About Writing

Why Haven’t I Been Blogging

I had fully intended on blogging at least once a week this year (and after). I had also fully intended on getting one story ready to send & sent to agents, and do a full rewrite of my other story. … Continue reading

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Learning To Read Like a Writer

(This post began as a comment on this post, but ended up long enough to be a post of its own.) Writers talk about reading like a writer, analyzing the work of others for plot structure and character development, etc, … Continue reading

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The Land of the Dead

In my current novel, there is a door which, they say, leads to the land of the dead. If you look here, you’ll get an idea of just how popular this idea was in mythology all over the world. It … Continue reading

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The Troublesome Subplot Dilemma

I’m trying to get back to writing and blogging after taking almost a month off (the previous three blog posts were written before that time and sceduled to post automatically). Besides a week out of town, a lot of the … Continue reading

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My clever (but cancelled/postponed) NaNoWriMo plan

Last Wednesday, I said I was preparing to do another Novel-in-a-month challenge this July. I also mentioned that the two novels I’ve been working on this past year both started as NaNoWriMo novels. The group I do this with often … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Writing Exercise

The other day, I went to a mini-writer’s conference with author Steven James. At a certain point, he gave us a three-minute writing exercise. He said to write a short scene with a knife fight and end it in a … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo in July

A week from Friday I will be starting my next NaNoWriMo novel. The official NaNoWriMo happens in November, but I do it with a group of friends in July, which is generally a less hectic month especially for people who … Continue reading

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