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Project Phoenix Take Far Too Many to Count Part 1

I bring this thing up a lot because I keep wanting to figure out how it will work and always come close.  Then, I wander off because of more urgent projects.  At this point, it feels silly to give the … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Outlines

I can already see the pantsers running for the door.  Don’t worry.  I assure you that this is going to both informative and humorous.  Honestly, it doesn’t hurt to have an idea about how to outline.  There are times you … Continue reading

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Relaxing with Writing

Full confession:  I get irritable and depressed if I go for 3 days without writing.  It doesn’t have to be much.  A few notes about a character or idea.  Maybe outlining a chapter or two when I have a few … Continue reading

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One Step Forward, One Shove Back, Two Stumbles to the Side

Okay, I’m a little worn down here because my son’s martial arts class needed a third adult for the sword-fighting fun.  It was only 5 minutes, but I wasn’t ready.  Those kids are fast and relentless.  Not to mention short.  … Continue reading

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Putting the Pieces Together: Superhero Jigsaw

When I’m not in Windemere or the Shattered States, I’ve been tinkering with my superhero books.  Mostly, I made a list of the characters from that world and wondered if I should leave them in Windemere or return them to … Continue reading

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Steps to an Outline

A few weeks back somebody asked me to write about how I create outlines.  I sincerely apologize for forgetting who asked this and which post the comment was on.  I searched, but couldn’t find it.  (I sense a post-publishing edit … Continue reading

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The Outline: A Plotter’s Plan

I talk about having outlines and making plans before I write.  These act like a ‘baby draft’ and make the creation of a first draft smoother.  At least to me.  It’s this part of my writing system that makes me … Continue reading

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