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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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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Planning out and writing character descriptions

When I first started writing, I’d see all the lists of character descriptions and traits that are recommended to have charted out before writing. Some of them looked neat. I’d have filled some out for one or two characters then give up.  Trying to define every trait down to a tee became not only tedious, but another way to avoid…

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