Writing

My Writing Process: Rest, Review, and Rewrite

Yay! The first draft is done. Well done, that is an amazing accomplishment many people never reach. Celebrate! And take a rest before diving into the rewrite.  Rest Relax away from the story and forget about it. A week at minimum, a month is great, but don’t open the first draft document at all in that time.  The brain and creative…

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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

A Quick Tip for Finding Writing Inspiration

Ahh, a new writing project. Or adding on to current ones. Whatever it is, there’s nothing worst than running out of ideas. When you’re stuck on a project without inspiration, the place to start is with what you have already done. There are always new ideas lurking in the corners and crevasses of what you’ve already done. The problem comes…

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Tips for the writing life

Here’s a short, non-extensive, list of somethings I do to make my writing life easier. 1. Coffee Coffee, tea, etc… This is given. 2. List of Potential character names This was something I started doing before I even began writing. I have a file on my computer with every name idea, good and bad, that’s I’ve had for the last…

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