Tag: Writing

Writing Journal Y4 Day 48: Improv

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I recently joined an improv writing group. The rules are simple; everyone brings a prompt, something to start eh writing process.  You get your prompt and you write for five, ten or fifteen minutes depending on the prompt itself.  At…

Have a chapter on me

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Rather than a writing journal today, I thought I’d share a chapter from a novel I’ve been working on.  Well, re-working on.  I’ve changed it up based on feedback from one of my critique groups, and some comments on twitter…

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing

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Elmore Leonard passwed away this week.  In his honor, I thought I’d share Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing: 1)  Never open a book with the weather If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a character’s reaction to the…

Top 10 Excuses Not To Write Anything Right Now

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10. ARCHER MARATHON ON NETFLIX! 9.  Papercut on my finger 8.  Twitter 7.  Facebook 6.  I have to poop 5.  Fruit basket 4.  The laptop is over THERE while I am over HERE 3.  Something to do with astrology 2. …

Writing Journal Y3 Day 154

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The Queen of Shadows I was staring at the novel I just finished and trying to figure out what to do next.  This is the part that I hate, the part where I don’t have the next project yet.  I’m…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 112

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I decided to take the laptop to work.  I wait as long as I can stand to take my lunch hour (usually around 3 pm, or 5 hours into my 11 hour schedule), then I go off into the quietest…

Crazy Busy

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So I’ve been crazy busy with the new job.  I probably owe a couple of you an email.  It’s not going to get any less busy when I go into my regular schedule.  Right now I’m in training, which will…

Writing Journal Y2 Day 363

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This is a hurdle: More often than not, we see hurdles as barriers we cannot overcome.  We make them into walls.  But they’re not walls.  They’re just obstacles, and you can soar over obstacles.  Sure, you might trip now and…