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The Ultra-Secret First Draft – Total Reveal!

I just finished reading the first draft of Jessie’s first novel, and I’m going to reveal everything about the novel against her wishes say as little as possible to avoid her furious flailing.

Jessie, in advance, I apologize. I knew you would not let me do this without your prior approval, so I had to be sneaky. Continue reading The Ultra-Secret First Draft – Total Reveal!

Remember to Write What You Love and Love What You Write

I’ve been a little too focused on just writing the last few weeks. I forgot for a moment that I was supposed to enjoy the process. The strict deadlines I had imposed on my word counts and finish dates were weighing down the writing itself.

It took an off-hand reminder from the lovely Jessie to remember: love what you write, and write what you love. Continue reading Remember to Write What You Love and Love What You Write

Friday Write-Day: Crunch Month Continues

Revising The Warden of Everfeld: Memento has changed the way I think about stories.

During my discovery/first draft process, I mainly thought of world-building in terms of how it affected my direct story. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Crunch Month Continues

PARABOLIS Review: Engaging the Audience in Layers

I think the best stories come to us in the most interesting ways. Yet again, I have encountered an author and a world in the most unexpected of places. I first saw Parabolis  in an imgur post a couple years ago. I bought the book immediately. I regret that it took me this long to read.

Continue reading PARABOLIS Review: Engaging the Audience in Layers

Friday Write-Day: Progressive Improvement

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Writing has gone considerably better this week. Even after altering and re-altering the background of one of my main characters and changing their scenes to fit those (re)-alterations, I managed to write 6,541 words this week for a total word count of 31,388. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Progressive Improvement

Friday Write-Day: A Not-so-Short Novel

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Writing this week has been terribly slow. Work has been a bit more stressful than usual, sapping my mental energy by the time I get home, not to mention the (inevitably) last-minute preparations I have had to make for the holiday this weekend. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: A Not-so-Short Novel