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Nano Boot Camp: Week 3

We've been escalating quickly the last couple of weeks, but now it's time to knuckle down and really get in the habit of getting those words down. Before I started writing professionally, I always felt like 750 words was the hardest hurdle. 750 words per day Write 5x per week Continue with your research. Hopefully… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Week 3

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Nano Boot Camp 2017: Week 2

It's week 2 of our Nanowrimo training program, so we're going to step things up just a little. Write 500 words per day Write 5x per week Last week you decided roughly what your story is going to be about. This week, identify anything you'll need to research for the story. Make a list, and… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp 2017: Week 2

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Nano Boot Camp 2017

It's September. Do you know what that means? Well, aside from another year without a Hogwarts letter, it means the beginning of Nanowrimo Season. "Nano season?" you say. "But Nano is only 30 days! And not for six more weeks!" Well, as long time readers of the blog can attest, I am a dedicated planner,… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp 2017

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News and Announcements!

Oh, good. You're here. I want you to do me a favor. See that box right there? --> The one about the mailing list? --> Go ahead and pop your email address in that box. I'm asking this for a couple of reasons. First, it's going to be a more effective way for me to… Continue reading News and Announcements!

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#ShoreIndie 2017–Because 140 Characters are Not Enough

For those who don't know, I've spent the last month on tenterhooks waiting for results of yet another Twitter writing contest. This one though, was a bit different. Instead of one of the multitude of events like #Pitchwars or #Pitmad geared at gaining an agent, #ShoreIndie, started by Sione Aeschliman (@writelearndream) is aimed at helping… Continue reading #ShoreIndie 2017–Because 140 Characters are Not Enough

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Serial Shorts

Now that Dru Faust is complete, I've decided to keep any serial fiction over on my Wattpad. They're still free to read with weekly updates, I think it just makes the blog a bit less cluttered to have everything over there. The current short is ESCAPE. It's a bit different from what I usually write,… Continue reading Serial Shorts

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Quarterly writing check in

How can 2017 be a quarter over already? I'm so far behind! Back in January, I posted a list of books I wanted to write or edit this year. I've gotten a lot done, but I've also been moving a lot slower than I wanted to. ALL FOR ONE: This is done and with my… Continue reading Quarterly writing check in

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Querying Multiple Projects: a How-to Guide

The Basic Query Process Pretty much every writer who hopes to be published has to query at some point. A Query letter is an email/letter sent to a publisher or agent, introducing yourself and your work. It may or may not be accompanied by a synopsis or sample pages, based on the requirements of that… Continue reading Querying Multiple Projects: a How-to Guide

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Tips for Transitioning from Short to Long Fiction

I recently got into a discussion on Twitter about transitioning from short fiction to writing novels. The person I was talking to had difficulties, because by the time they wrote a one page synopsis, they basically had the entire story on one page, from beginning to end. They'd become so used to writing short stories… Continue reading Tips for Transitioning from Short to Long Fiction

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Writing WIPs & What’s Next

I've got a busy writing year ahead, if you couldn't tell from my list of goals. I've already started to put a dent in it, though. Drafting In progress: ALL FOR ONE. This is the gender-bent Three Musketeers I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. I've been posting snippets on my Twitter feed, if you… Continue reading Writing WIPs & What’s Next