Category Archives: Writing

Backstory

Every character has a past. When you set out to tell a story, you’re starting at a particular moment in your character’s lives, but what about everything that went on before? It’s been said that the sum total of our … Continue reading

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Research

One of the great joys of writing is doing research on a project. If you spend any time at all around writers, eventually you’ll hear the topic of conversation swing briefly to research. Most of the time this comes in … Continue reading

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Conflicting Priorities

Today, I’d like to talk about Blogging and Writing. More specifically, Blogging while Writing. Blogging instead of Writing. It’s becoming more and more necessary for you – a Creative… (Sidebar: I think this applies to any creative endeavor, but since … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Scheduling

Heaven help me, I may be a morning writer. That’s not to say that I *Can’t* write at other times, it’s just that it’s easier for me to get words down first thing in the morning. Sidebar: It technically isn’t … Continue reading

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The Space Between.

Earlier this week I was listening to the “Off Camera with Sam Jones” podcast. Actually, I’ve been binge listening to every episode available in I-Tunes for the last few weeks. Sidebar: If you haven’t given it a listen, check it … Continue reading

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First Things First

I haven’t written in a week. A good part of that has to do with the state of *waves hands at the world* everything. More times than I like ot admint, I find myself mindlessly (or semi-mindlessly) doomscrolling (which is … Continue reading

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Consistency is key

Happy Sunday Everyone! I hope you and yours are all safe and well. Quick post (and a late post, I confess) today since I’m caught up in the throes of Virtual Balticon. Of the various panels and the myriad topics … Continue reading

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Different Voices

If you’ve been following the blog for a while (and if you’ve been following the blog for a while – thanks!) you’ll know that, with every new project I try to include something new. Something I’ve never done before. This … Continue reading

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Love is in the Airlock

So… Maybe this post should have gone live two days ago, but I don’t post on Fridays anymore. More importantly – and hear me out on this – maybe it’s appropriate regardless of what day it is. I think that … Continue reading

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Small Steps to Writing

I have a confession to make: Lately, I’ve been struggling with a couple of scenes, and it’s taken me longer than I would have liked to get through them. Further confession: I’m still not completely through one of them. The … Continue reading

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