Archive for the 'First Draft' Category

They’re Back! Writing Prompt #??: Spare some change please?

Yeaaaaah. It’s been a while. Sorry about that. I’ll make excuses later (I have a lot to choose from). In the mean time, here’s the writing prompt for today! *sigh* I’ve missed doing these! Today’s Writing Prompt: Spare some change please? My 100 Words: Harriet tugged at her blouse, willing it with all her might […]

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Editing, Grammar, and Bribes

Editing and Bribes It’s been rough getting started, but the edits on my book-baby are officially underway!  Yay! I’ve discovered (rather quickly, actually) how difficult getting into editing mode is. Turns out it’s a different monster than writing the dang thing was. When I wrote the first draft I worked towards a word count goal, […]

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And the Wheel Keeps Spinning, and spinning and spinning …

I’m starting to realize this is going to be an intense summer and I’m a little worried about that. I have a spread sheet that tracks all the conferences/workshops, and saying that it’s a little full would be an understatement to say the least.  I’m mildly concerned about burnout.  Any suggestions on how to keep […]

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(Live from LDStoryMakers) A Post from Brandon Sanderson’s Master Class

Hi everyone. This is a quick (but long) post. During Brandon Sanderson’s master class at LDStorymakers he asked what character dossier people used. “The EPIGUIDE.COM Character Chart for Fiction Writers”  by Kira Lerner and Toni Walker is the one I like to fill out to better understand my major characters. I’ve tweaked and reorganized it for me and I’m […]

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Grammar and Me

Note: I was worried about not writing enough for this blog and then realized that it doesn’t have to be very long. This one is short and sweet.   I suck at grammar. Always have. I didn’t get it in high school and in college I had completely given up because I still couldn’t get […]

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The Summer of Whedon

Buffy and Firefly A couple of summers ago I discovered “Buffy” on Netflix. Needless it was a good few months that year. I then went on a rampage and started watching everything by Joss Whedon and have been a huge fan ever since. This spring/summer I’ve decided to revisit both Buffy and Firefly for two […]

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First Draft and iWriteNetwork Retreat!

(I apologize in advance for the GIF craziness in this post. But sometimes a GIF really is worth a thousand words. Now onto the important part:) IT’S FINISHED! For those of you who aren’t up to speed, I’m talking about my first draft of my novel. You ready? Here’s how it went down.  The Retreat I got […]

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Why didn’t I do this before?

Ick. I hate schedules. I, like a lot of other people, suck at sticking to them. I’m also ADD and any sort of organization or plan that I approach becomes an uphill battle. I’m not good at keeping things straight or sticking to something. Developing a routine is a pain in the butt. But in […]

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Freaking Out Starts in 3…2…1…

New post on the new(ish) blog*! So, my first ever manuscript is almost complete. I get to go to a writing retreat this upcoming week put on by iwritenetowork which I’m pretty stoked for! But today I got to attend Writing for Charity and received amazing feedback from author J. Scott Savage (if you haven’t read […]

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