Fiction Writing Process Archive

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Some Author Goodies and Tips! ;-)

Today’s email to my list 😉  I don’t have time to put the whole thing in here, I am finishing my edits so a novel can go to my editor for the next round. http://archive.aweber.com/wso13001/4knXK/h/Some_Goodies_and_Tips_.htm

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#FirstDraft60 – Let’s Complete a First Draft Together in 60 Days

Mean Crit Partner emailed me a link to this… I plan to watch as it goes. Many kudos to Kaye Dacus for doing this… even if the color coding is minimal. 😉 #FirstDraft60 – Let’s Complete a First Draft Together in 60 Days For those of us who are planners <waves hand wildly>

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Sticky Notes

Speaking of process… This was an ad presented to me on CNN… I clicked thru out of curiosity… If you are a visual person, this may be worth a look… Definitely some good ideas that can be applied to the Fiction Writing Process And yes, I consider sticky notes to be one

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Writing Process

NOTE – This is Chuck Wendig and therefore NSFW. Don’t read if you are easily offended 😉 When I was in grad school, there were two books that changed my life within the grad school context. One was a book on scene design. It had cool stuff in it, but the best

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Economical White Board Option

I am visual, and that makes it a challenge. If you want to do a large white board, go to a big box home store or lumber yard and get a 4×8 sheet of shower inclosure stuff (I don’t remember what they actually call it. Have them cut it on the panel

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Persistance and Talent for Fiction Writers

Discouraged? Some thoughts… When working as a *creative*, one of the hardest tasks is managing our individual and personal expectations… Some days we are confident, some days we are convinced we suck and everything we touch sucks more, and some days we say FTITCTAJ… (F*** Them if they Can’t Take a Joke)

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A Writer’s Cheat Sheets

When in doubt, draw it out   Cheat Sheets aren’t cheating 😉 Today (probably after lunch) I have to write a long and involved scene featuring the whole town… It is the town Thanksgiving dinner and there is a lot that needs to happen in terms of plot. It will likely end

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Starting Your Fiction Writing Journey

I am following an online friend as she starts fiction writing — Tiffany Lambert . Like many of the new authors I interact with, she is running into some common problems.   Having taught a couple of different kinds of design thru the years, I know that these bumps in the road