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To Outlining!

So, about a week and a half ago I moved back in with my mother. Long story short, we had many issues, I still hate it here, I haven’t felt legitimately clean since stepping foot in this house, and I got depressed enough again to be contemplating the possibility of suicide. 278 more words


A New Method – The Outline

There are many ways one could outline an idea, whether it be a novel, short story, novella or series — I myself have gone through countless methods like bullet points or chapter summaries, letting the characters or plot drive it forward, anything that could possibly work; nothing seemed to work — especially for my previous novel idea, planning so much that I lost the excitement and disliked my characters, all the things you  306 more words


RoW80 Check In: A Week of Mixed Results

After spending yesterday unplugged from my computer (something that I like to do each week) it’s time to get back to work and tell you all how I’ve done this week for my RoW80 Check In. 1,444 more words


Writer's A to Z: B for Beats

Writer’s A to Z

For the next 26 weeks I plan on putting up one post a week, focusing on one letter of the alphabet and how, in my mind, it links to part of the writer’s world. 1,752 more words



A number of my writer friends have, over the past few years, mentioned “Scrivener” to me, but I must confess: I was a bit slow on the uptake. 341 more words

The Craft

The Truth about August Blackstone

My main character’s name is August Blackstone, at least that’s what I think her name is (she’s named after her grandfather Augustus “Gus” Blackstone). She’s bisexual, in her early thirties, a journalist, and she’s in that phase of life where she’s contemplating what to do next because her grandfather just died and left her a cottage in Black River, SC… Out in the middle of nowhere, but it’s on a lake and it’s gorgeous. 563 more words


Why Outlining Fiction is a Problem

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’re probably aghast right now. Mouth open, coffee halfway to your lips, going “WHAT? But you said…”  1,362 more words