Short Storying My Way Out of My 4th NaNoWriMo

One more day of NaNoWriMo remains. I’m exhausted‚ yet I’ll be sad to see it go. I ache, literally, but it’s been the most successful of my four, eclipsing even Continue Reading →

Working Together: Outlines and Inspiration

I’m a firm believer you can create some form of outline for your novel and still follow inspiration. It’s happened for me before, but never to the extent it happened Continue Reading →

Which Spiral are You On?

This is a story about resisting the urge to edit while drafting. It’s also about spirals, negative and positive. It can all work together… We want to feel good. Who Continue Reading →

Wk2 NaNo Update: Uncovering a Prequel

Here we are into the second week of NaNoWriMo. I couldn’t be more pleased with how my prequel is coming along other than having some worries that it’s going to Continue Reading →

NaNo Eve

Oh, the trials of blogging during NaNoWriMo when all that time you had in October seems to become mist and float away. To remedy that, each year I generally focus on Continue Reading →

Believe It or Not, NaNoWriMo Isn’t All About Word Count

Another year, another NaNoWriMo, and me urging people to do at least a little prep before they start writing on November 1st. For the numbers? A little, but more for Continue Reading →

The Wealth that is Writing

So, maybe you’ve been trying your hand at this writing thing, this writing gig, this being a writer on your way to becoming a published author. You’ve heard about NaNoWriMo Continue Reading →

Dismantling a World

Nothing you write is ever truly wasted. A case in point… Many, many years ago, when I was building the world of Ontyre, I envisioned medieval-like stories. The Tolkien influence Continue Reading →

Writing State of Affairs

Is this the late September scramble? The what? Well, I’m not sure if this scramble is really a thing as much as it’s the label I’m putting on my state Continue Reading →