Category Archives: Craft

2013 Goals

I’m a firm believer in goal setting for my writing. How can you know whether or not you’ve arrived if you don’t have a destination in mind? Consequently, the final week of every year is devoted to reviewing last year’s … Continue reading

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The Muse and I…

So…I just have to crow! I signed up for Holly Lisle’s How to Think Sideways class, and I’m absolutely loving it. Should’ve done this the first time I heard about the class a couple of years ago *headdesk* BUT! Better … Continue reading

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World-Building

I gave my first ever writing-related speech last night, so I thought I’d celebrate by posting a good portion of it for your enjoyment. * * * At a casual glance, world-building would appear to belong exclusively to the science … Continue reading

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Rewriting: Necessary or Not?

Dean Wesley Smith has started a series of posts on “Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing.” This week he’s tackling what he considers the myth that “You MUST rewrite to make something good.” Go read it and tell me what … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Storyboard…

I’ve heard numerous recommendations for white boards, bulletin boards, note cards and sticky notes for plotting a novel. Systems where you can list your chapters and scenes and then move them around at will. They always sound fabulous until I … Continue reading

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