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World of Ontyre: Special NaNo Edition 3

Because NaNoWriMo fast approaches I’ve shared how planning was the building blocks to enriching my novels. More specifically, I’m talking about planning for a fantasy novel. For me that means a history, maps, an outline, and finally a draft that’s … Continue reading

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World of Ontyre: Special NaNo Edition 1

Given that it’s NaNoWriMo prep season I’m going to revisit some of my World of Ontyre posts from a different perspective so you can see how fantasy location prep aided drafting. I’ve already shared basic facts about Transgamete, the Carrdia … Continue reading

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The Plan for Autumn 2018

Oh yes, autumn. Cooler air invades, the leaves turn, drizzle glistens on the pavement, and I burn with inspiration. No wonder I’m not a summer drafter. You want to talk about plans? I have plans for this autumn that are … Continue reading

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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 learning to be a writer. In the end, what’s vital … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo Prep Month

Prep month? Yeah, that’s what I call October. And I’m talking about plotting. I’m talking about prepping your life to succeed at NaNoWriMo and prepping the tools you use while writing. Life Stuff You can’t plan for the unexpected, but … Continue reading

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Bad Writing Advice: Changing the Protagonist

When you’re writing that great novel sometimes small details slip through the cracks and a correction or two becomes necessary. For instance, you might find yourself writing the closing chapter and realize the protagonist doesn’t work. Yeah, okay, so you … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo Overdrive

Years ago I had a job where an annual task was to oversee refinishing the facility’s gym floor, a wood floor two basketball courts long. I’d seen how the work was performed to that point and witnessed epic disasters. When … Continue reading

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Time

A time for lasts. The last time driving down that street or this street. The last time going into that store. The last time at the mailbox, gas station, or pharmacy. The last time in this room or that room. … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

For me, Christmas was a wonderful day for celebrating family and a significant day in my life beyond the holiday. I was alone through the day this year, yet I probably logged five to six merry hours on my new … Continue reading

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