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NaNoWriMo 2015 Recap: Week 1

Sunday, Nov. 1 – Day One: When actually faced with the blank page, excitement for new project ebbs, and nervousness mounts into BLIND PANIC. Spend most of the day naming my characters; then I set a timer for two 15-minute sprint, one …

The Many Lives of An Outline

SPOILER ALERT: the pictures of the post includes spoilers through the end of Of Enemies and Endings. If you haven’t read it yet, please ignore the pictures with writing on them! I outline a LOT–in all sorts of different ways, at all …

Your Darlings’ First Death

So, I wrote this early last month, and I’ve been sitting on it since then. I think it’s ready now.  — 1. Kill Your Darlings We’re still not sure who said it first, but it’s a common saying among writerly folks: kill your …

Happy-New-Year Ramblings

I thought you guys might like to know what I’ve been doing with myself the past few weeks, because I’ve just noticed that I haven’t actually mentioned it. 😛 I’m in Montana – the same part of the world I visited when …