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Questions 3: The Runaway or Elusive Idea

I’ve spent the week writing tips and my own thoughts on how to handle a twisting idea.  I admit that it isn’t my area of expertise.  My character bios, plot summaries, outlines, and other world building write-ups put me in … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Working with a Serpentine Idea

Look, many of us can’t say that our original plans go off without a hitch once the pen meets the paper.  Even outlines change as you move along, so there’s a very organic undercurrent to writing in general.  Maybe it … Continue reading

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Pantser Vs Plotter: Where Do You Stand?

I was asked months ago to write about the difference between Pantsing and Plotting, which are considered the two schools of author prep.  The truth is that most people are a combination of the two with more of one than … Continue reading

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Project Phoenix Take Too Many to Count Part 2

Here is part 2 for the post from LAST SUNDAY! I was explaining this umbrella thing and got through two of the big titles as well as one of the obscure ones.  Most of these fall under being smaller too, … Continue reading

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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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