With NaNoWriMo in full swing, the O-word is being flung about a lot, and I need to get this off my chest. I’m resurrecting an old post because it is every bit as true today as it was 3 years and 6 novels ago. I am not a fan of outlining. In fact, it takes … More Reasons I Hate Outlines With A Firey Passion
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…
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
*I appologize for not getting this up last night. It was late, and some technical glitches were more than I wanted to deal with. As some of you may have noticed from my previous post, I am not a fan of outlining. In fact, it takes everything I have not to go on a rant … More Reasons I Hate Outlines With A Firey Passion
Things that are not actually writing: Looking for that tab you had open as reference material for a blog entry Outlining Complaining about not writing Practicing your quick-draw technique in case of a duel Sharpening your samurai sword Slimming down your collection of 5,000 fonts Tweeting Facebooking Searching the web to see of other people … More Are You Actually Writing?