NaNo Bootcamp Day 10: To Plot or To Pants

Toilet paper: over or under? Peanut butter: crunchy or creamy? Writing: plotting or pantsing? These are the polarizing questions we must ask ourselves. Plotting vs. pantsing is a hotly debated topic among writers. Full disclosure: I’m firmly in favor of outlining, so...

NaNo Bootcamp Day 9: Dossiers

It takes a lot of work to create a fictional person out of nothingness. I mean, it takes a lot more time and effort than the process of creating a real person. At least the actual conception part. The birthing and the diapering and the child-rearing and all that…so,...

NaNo Bootcamp Day 8: Profiler

Once you’ve gotten to know your character’s gooey metaphorical insides – not the literal ones, you butcher – then you can start developing a profile for them. Later I’ll be writing a post about creating your concordance, which will include these profiles. As I...
Splash Into Summer

Splash Into Summer

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Splash Into Summer

Well, it just wouldn’t be my blog without long absences, would it? After thirty years of being on Earth, I’m attempting to finally kick my procrastination habit in the butt and get myself in gear. I’ve pondered my work ethic pretty extensively, and...