Guest Post: Your character may be a mugger if…

Written by irowboat I was going to respond this comment from dawnstarpony, but it ran considerably long, and PartlyPixie made me turn it into a post. dawnstarpony asked: Do you consider character planning/-izing/character personality sheets as outlining and wasting time? I’ve encountered two general populations of writers when it comes to characters: Those who are … More Guest Post: Your character may be a mugger if…

NaNoWriMo Prep: Write Something You Want to Read, with pep talk

Choosing what to write for NaNoWriMo is a challenge. It has been a challenge every month this year for me, and sometimes I lose a few days at the beginning of the month to just trying to find that thread of plot I feel has the energy to carry me through. There are a lot … More NaNoWriMo Prep: Write Something You Want to Read, with pep talk

Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Retell a Story

Retell a fairy tale. When I was a little girl, we had an in-wall space heater in the basement rec room, the kind I've only seen in cheap hotels, but I am sure that the original decorators thought it was the height of interior design. Anyway, in the winter, my dad and I would pile … More Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Retell a Story

Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Write Reality

This approach is for the kind of stuck that just keeps us from writing anything at all, even a small practice piece or blog, when words simply won't come and we are left feeling empty and alone, abandoned at the start, and we are lost and frozen in space, searching for he brilliance we are … More Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Write Reality