Never Forget Where You Started

I suffered from a tiny cold this past week. The sickness killed my drive to do any work with my writing or my art. I only wanted to sit around and watch Criminal Minds. (I started all the way from season 1 episode 1. You don't want to know how far I got...it's amazing how …

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Do You Have a Plan? Are You Going in Blind?

An author can bring their story to life using any method they deem suitable for them. There are some authors able to start writing without a lot of planning ahead of time and it works out perfectly. I wrote this way when I brought my first series to life. (The Lyall Pack Series: Volume 1, …

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Obsess – Write – Edit – Don’t Stop

I have shared a few posts with you about my interests and attempts to write a graphic novel. (Check out my previous posts to learn more about it). It’s been one challenge after another. These challenges nearly convinced me to run away from it all. I mean, why should I force myself to work through …

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Real Life Needs To Happen To Your Characters

Can you imagine what it would be like living in a perfect world? You wouldn't get sick. You wouldn't have to go to school. You wouldn't be forced to work. You would fall in love with the perfect match. You would learn all the things you want to learn. And you would experience a peaceful …

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Character Building. Don’t Be Afraid To Start Again

For a while, it feels as if I have been struggling to get my novel moving forward at a steady pace. In fact, I have been annoyed with almost every attempt I've made to get through the book's start. I had to sit back and figure out what was causing these foolish moments. They seemed …

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You Need To Go Beyond The Basics Of Who, What, Where, When, Why, How

Whenever you start writing your story, you know you have to address the basic questions all readers ask when they pick up your novel. Who are the main characters? What events are going to take place? Where does your story take place? When do things happen? Why are these events occuring? How do these things …

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