Tag Archives: outlining

Should You Know Your Ending?

I’m pretty sure a lot of people are going to disagree with this sentiment.  The path of the pantser if fairly common.  Not the way I do things, but I’ve run into many who simply fly into a story to … Continue reading

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Pieces of a Book: Chapters and Scenes

I’m a big Planner.  From Legends of Windemere to Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks, I set things up before I really get started.  I look at this as a first draft in a way because it helps me lock in main … Continue reading

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Goal Post: Chugging Seltzer and Whimpering at the Page

So, I have a friend over for the weekend as long as nothing went wrong between me scheduling this and him showing up.  There are 4 hours to go, but this has been a visit that we’ve attempted and failed … Continue reading

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Evolution of Quest of the Broken-Hearted

The biggest influence behind Quest of the Broken-Hearted was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.  I liked the idea of an adventure taking place in a castle full of monsters that the hero is either trying to clear out or escape from.  … Continue reading

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Tools of the Writing Trade: Personal Preferences

One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that authors like to talk about their work areas almost as much as their stories.  I can’t say this is me, but only because I don’t have a designated writing area.  I’d … Continue reading

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Goal Post: Where Did The Week Go?

Honestly, I feel like this week was dedicated almost entirely to errands.  I remember driving a lot, weather being wacky, and a few really nasty anxiety attacks.  Good thing I didn’t try to edit or write during this period because … Continue reading

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If You’re Reading This, I’m at a Bookstore

Seriously, I’m probably already at Barnes & Noble with my birthday money.  All I really wanted was a paperback copy of ‘Ready Player One’ since I loved the movie.  I highly recommend people see it, especially if they were growing … Continue reading

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