Posts Tagged "writing"

Everything I know about writing a series

Posted on Nov 3, 2013 in craft, News & Appearances | 0 comments

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My favorite time of year

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 in craft | 0 comments

My favorite time of year

Ah, it’s the end of summer. The favorite time of year for any writer, due to four little words… Sale on office supplies! (I know, you thought I was going to say “kids back in school.”) And for some, that is indeed a blessing, but for those of us without rugrats, now is the time to pick up pocket folders, notebooks and all those other necessities of the writing life. Indeed, I’d been distressed when I ran out of pocket folders earlier in the month, but now I have a fresh new supply which instantly makes me feel more organized and efficient, even if all I’ve...

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How much is that plot arc in the window? The one with the wagglely tale?

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 in craft | 0 comments

How much is that plot arc in the window? The one with the wagglely tale?

Yesterday, in the span of a half-hour, I came up with not one but two new story ideas. Different genres, different tones, even different POVs, the only thing they have in common is me. I drove to the Cybercafe, whipped out a notepad (silly me, I’d left the laptop at home since I was supposed to be running errands) and wrote them up. This is the part of being a writer that most folks don’t understand, as they sidle up next to me at parties and offer to let me have the privilege of writing up their great idea. Having ideas is never the problem, the hard part is picking just one to...

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Secret fact about fantasy writers

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 in craft | 0 comments

Secret fact about fantasy writers

The reason why we write sequels is the sheer number of things that have to be named when you’re starting a story set in a new world. Character names are bad enough, but everything has to be named–countries, cities, rivers, mountains, seas, monetary systems, religions, governing organizations and political factions, the lists are endless. Mystery writers have it easy. šŸ˜€

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