Category Archives: Am writing

Winning isn’t everything

Here I am again, the good side of NaNoWriMo’s finish line. I’m far from the first to cross it, and in just 2 more days, a few hundred thousand other writers across the globe will have joined us. It’s a … Continue reading

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Quicksand in the “muddy middle”

A brief check-in: I’m a bit over 13K words short of my 50K goal, and have only 7 days left! And just when I needed them most, Grant Faulkner’s comforting words came via NaNoWriMo’s Pep Talk series: View the blank … Continue reading

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I insist it isn’t writer’s block

My readers should know by now that I’m two weeks (nearly half-way) into NaNoWriMo, working on the sequel to Kenning Magic. If you check the tiny calendar in the right widget bar, you’ll see that I’m making sporadic progress, although I’m … Continue reading

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I step, once again, into madness

I hope my readers don’t mind a bit of hyperbole, which is what the title of this post is. I do, however, feel a bit insane to take on NaNoWriMo again, like an addiction I can’t shake. Yet it’s an … Continue reading

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Autumn begins

The equinox is as good a time as any to turn over a new (orange-colored) leaf and make promises to oneself. For me, these promises require more diligence with my writing and reading, whether for work or for myself. So … Continue reading

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Winding down, revving up

Episode 5 from my Writer’s Studio in the Woods series. I’m sitting in front of my penultimate fire at the Guild’s central room. It seems to have caught — at last! — so I can take this moment to put 2016 … Continue reading

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Character development

Episode 4 from my Writer’s Studio in the Woods series. Creating interesting characters, ones that meet all the requirements for “roundness” — they must be layered, not wholly bad or good, with goals and challenges that fit the tone of … Continue reading

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