Category Archives: The Process of Writing

Read For Flavor (Writing Quick Tip)

Different genres have different patterns of storytelling. Different ways of saying things. Different types of story arcs. Trying to write something but having a problem getting started or keeping the words flowing once you have started? Try taking a break … Continue reading

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Ducks In a Row (Writing Quick Tip)

Got a topic you’re trying to write about but having a hard time pulling it together? Try this outline technique Start by making a rough outline with the different areas you want your writing to cover. Under each point, write … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Make a Laundry List

Sometimes I write like a maniac. The words flow out of the keys and pile up on page like shoppers at a sale Sometimes I don’t But whenever I have one of these “writer on fire” attacks, there’s always work … Continue reading

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Time Travel (Games Writers Play)

Are you stuck? Have you written yourself into a corner? Just can’t figure out where your story is going? Why not try time traveling to get your story going again? Settle yourself comfortably in a place and time where you … Continue reading

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Blustery Weekend on the Way…

In my part of the world, there’s a cold and weather-y weekend on the way. Sub-zero temperatures Friday. Mixed snow and rain with accumulations on Saturday. And slightly warmer but still chilly rain on Sunday Sounds like a great weekend … Continue reading

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The Novelists’ Big 10

When it’s hard to write, it’s good to know you’re not the only one… Top 10 (Normal) Struggles When Writing a Novel Catherine Kane 11/29/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and … Continue reading

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All Mixed Up

Sometimes stories have a beginning, an end, and the stuff that goes between and the path that starts at one and takes you thru the middle to that end is pretty clear. Sometimes non-fiction has a step by step process … Continue reading

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We All Have All the Time There Is…But Sometimes…

Yesterday I talked about how we all have  all the time there is and that we all have the time to write, if that’s where we put our priorities But sometimes, your priorities have to shift. Sometimes you’re sick you … Continue reading

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We All Have All the Time There Is…

Ever think that you have no time to write? Truth be told, we all have all the time there is. What makes a difference is what you choose to give your time ( and your attention and your energy and … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Bad…

When you do NaNo, you write fast and you write a lot- and at some point you’re going to temporarily lose your delight in the process. Things will look stale. Things will look cliché. Indeed, the odds are good that … Continue reading

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