Writing

My Writing Process: The Painful First Draft

For the next collection of random tips I’ve learned from about creating a book, let’s transition from outlining to writing. It is always a small step that for which you never feel ready to take. But it is the most necessary one to go from having an idea to being a writer. Whatever push you need to make that shift,…

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Writing

My Writing Process: The Outline

Starting a new project can be a daunting task and a novel is a big project. Figuring out your writing process is a great first step. To that end, I’ll share mine in hopes it may spark an idea. (Or at least be fun filler content while you procrastinate working on your outline.) And there we are. The start of…

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swearing writing
Writing

Using swearing in writing

To swear or not to swear. This is the question many writers face. Swearing in writing is even more a consideration when planning a character who could or would easily swear a lot and possibly gain from it. The point of this article is to consider how we perspective swearing in general life and how it translates into writing. Swearing…

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Philosophy, Travel

In Reading from the Stoic Seneca Today…

I started reading Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic today and, as expected, the first paragraph of the first page and each one henceforth was a philosophical punch to the gut of what I thought I knew. The point in the first letter in regards to both traveling and reading/collecting books is, of course counter to what we think today. The…

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Writing

Poem: Until you have a home

First attempt at a poem I plan to use in a later book. If you’ve no home to stay, Keep wandering far. May your path be free of fear, And no demons cross your way. If you can walk no more, Have no fear, Rest a little here. But never lose your way, This is not your place to stay.…

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