Tag Archives: Writing Technique

My Writing Process – Do I Even Have One?

A friend and a fellow writer told me the other day about obtaining Post-Its for use in her plotting process.  She suggested that I write down my plotting process, if I had one.  I do have one, but it’s hard … Continue reading

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Writing Excuses Season Ten

One of my favorite podcasts about the craft of writing is Writing Excuses.  Hosted by Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, Brandon Sanderson, and Dan Wells, they live up to their tagline “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and … Continue reading

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Me And My Word Count Spreadsheet of Doom

In the last week and a half, I’ve been using one simple trick to writing consistently.  Yes, I know that sounds like a click bait headline, but it really has worked for me.  I’ve done over 4,000 words in ten days.  … Continue reading

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Filing Off Serial Numbers

“My publisher is putting out a call for M/M stories.  Do you have any fanfic that could be polished?” This question sent both a thrill and a shiver through me.  I’ve written a lot fanfic.  Fanficition is commonly defined as … Continue reading

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Fanfiction, Or That Other Writing

My first forays into writing were writing fanfiction.  The quick and dirty definition is that it is a fan-written story involving characters or setting of the original work.  They are often posted to people’s blogs or to archives such as … Continue reading

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Compulsive Editing Syndrome

I’ve noticed something happening slowly and subtly, a new habit creeping into my day-to-day life. Last Wednesday was when I noted it consciously for the first time. This time of year is a dreaded time at work.  It is when … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Perspective on Tapdancing

I’m up in Seattle this week on vacation, so I’m turning my blog over to my friend, Elanor Hughes. She is currently writing a historical fantasy. Her home on the web can be found at Writing in the Dust. Thanks … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Outlining Vs. Discovery Writing

Or as Melissa Snark put it, Writing with a plan or flying by the seat of your pants. Plotters vs. Pantsers. It’s an interesting piece that echoed some thoughts I’ve had recently. I hear mostly about these two types of … Continue reading

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