There's nothing better than a good character; the kind of person you wish you could dive into the pages and buy them a drink, just to spend more time with them. A good character can save the times a plot needs to become tedious, and it can save the writer a lot of work when … More Developing Characters Part One: Getting to know you
I must be brief tonight, but I wanted to check in with this blog for a moment for a quick update. Because I finally have A Plan for this year. And I am a happier person when I have things like plans and goals to work toward. Second, I let slip yesterday on my Facebook … More What Comes Now (For Real) a briefest of brief updates
I feel like I am just beginning. Last year I wrote thirteen novels, 650,000 words, and a handful of blog posts. I started the project with the idea that either I would find out that I am really a writer, and learn what it is to have writing a constant thing that must be done … More I Wrote Thirteen Novels in 2012. Now what….. and retrospective.
Two novels in November; 100,000 words. 600,000 words since January. It has been over a year since I decided to write a novel a month for 2012. And it's hard to believe that it is almost over. Honestly, I expected to feel more relief than this as the end drew near, as the hurdle of … More Twelve Down, One to Go! with looking forward….
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…
A lot of people ask me questions about writing so much. They ask me how I come up with ideas, where I find the time, if my boyfriend misses me, if I intend of self publishing, when I will edit…. But more than anything, writers will ask me how I keep from getting stuck. And … More On Being Stuck, or, Embrace the Stuck
The lovely dawnstarpony stopped by and asked a question. Actually, a bunch of questions. And I am more than happy answer to the best of my abilities. I appologize if I run long or ramble in my reply. “you know how you say that sometimes you write 6k words a day (or probably more than … More Answering Questions in a Rambling Fashion