NaNoWriMo Tips: Write in the Cracks

Goodness, time is moving quickly. Normally, I would be going at a good pace for a normal month, but at 13,000 words, I am behind. And I know from some of your wonderful messages, that many are feeling the same. Last month was busy, and now I am in the process of very, very slowly … More NaNoWriMo Tips: Write in the Cracks

NaNoWriMo Tips: stage directions and other lessons from script writing

(Why are you reading blogs? Go write! ) When I was younger, I spent a lot of my time (13 years) involved with all things theater. Acting in, writing, and directing plays all taught me a lot about storytelling, and about writing. Playwriting and screenwriting is writing distilled down to an impressive science; instead of … More NaNoWriMo Tips: stage directions and other lessons from script writing

Nine Down, Three (four) to Go! Or, what it is like to write 16,000 words in a day.

There is no other way to say this: September was a bitch. It didn't come smoothly, despite finding regular writing times every week, and despite my efforts to not fall behind. But I did. Again. On the bright side, I only had 16,000 words left on the last day of the month instead of the … More Nine Down, Three (four) to Go! Or, what it is like to write 16,000 words in a day.

Six Down, Six to Go! (Holy crap, we’re halfway there!)

First of all, a quick shout-out to my 12noveling sister. This was her last month of the project, and she did an amazing job, especially considering that she never wrote anything nearly this big ever before and she chose actual genres for each month. I barely know what genre I will write in until the … More Six Down, Six to Go! (Holy crap, we’re halfway there!)

Inspiration #21

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “Almost every single thing you hope publication will do for you is a fantasy, a hologram—it’s the eagle on your credit card that only seems to … More Inspiration #21