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

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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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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