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How I Learned to Write a Damn Book

A lot of you probably wonder why I fangirl so ridiculously hard on Jim Butcher all the time. A lot of you probably think that I have some kind of crazycatlady crush on the man–or maybe on Harry Dresden. You … Continue reading

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It’s not pantsing, it’s organic storytelling

That sounds better, doesn’t it? Sounds a lot more like “go with the flow” and lot less like “make shit up as you go.” But let’s face it, pantsers, you’re doing both of those things. Sorry, plotters – so are … Continue reading

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Who’s ready to panic? or, Don’t worry, it’s just NaNoWriMo

The countdown is On, people. Only two more days until National Novel Writing Month starts, in all its caffeine- and chocolate-fueled glory. Last year was my first year doing it, and I won. Hooray! But twelve months, three novels, two … Continue reading

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There’s a light at each end of the tunnel

Well, I’ve finally done it. I’ve intimidated myself. As I mentioned in a previous post, I finished a novel manuscript earlier this month. When I say, “finished,” of course, I mean that it has been completed. It has a beginning, … Continue reading

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It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

I don’t understand the creative process, and I’m really pretty fine with that. I don’t need to understand it to benefit from it, to experience it, to curse it, to love it, to lose sleep over it, to live with … Continue reading

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