Five Things To Do at the End of the Sloppy First Draft

When the sloppy first draft is done, when all of the words are written, and I have congratulated myself on the effort, and before I put the project away for a while, there are a few more things to do. Don't type all of the words for all of the key scenes in the last third of… Continue reading Five Things To Do at the End of the Sloppy First Draft

NaNoWriMo and Marathons: It’s November

November seems to be the month where my personal goals get an accounting. It is also the month where things seem to fall apart. Two years ago I signed up for my first half marathon. It was a test for myself after losing twenty pounds that year. The weeks immediately leading up to the event,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo and Marathons: It’s November

Farksolia: The Mystery of an Author Denied

Barbara Follett was a child prodigy when it came to writing and world building. Her life, documented by her nephew, seemed to conspire against her and ultimately left much of the promise of her young brilliance denied to her. This despite the obvious energy and determination she exhibited. Then she disappeared. This gem of a… Continue reading Farksolia: The Mystery of an Author Denied

Priming the Creative Pump

I enjoy reading about history and often, when the creative juices just aren't bubbling the way I'd like, I randomly pick up a book of history and start reading. Usually what I read does not produce a direct result on what I am writing but the very act of reading about and thinking about history… Continue reading Priming the Creative Pump