Tag Archives | WIP

Parsing for Plotters: Three Methods

First off, I probably need to explain my headline.   For starters, I'm a plotter, as opposed to a pantser, though I'm not a terribly serious, must-know-everything plotter.  I know most of you know the difference between a plotter and a pantser, but there are always newbies among us and so I shall pontificate: A […]

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How To Have Writer’s Block

I don't know about you, but I sure want writer's block. I have absolutely no interest in writing quickly and easily.  Or feeling like the words are tumbling off my fingers so fast I can barely keep up.  Uh-uh, not me.   I would MUCH rather sit and stare at the blank screen on my […]

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Why a Writer Needs a Cat

Cats are good at crossword puzzles, too! I have decided that there's one VERY IMPORTANT piece of writing advice that often goes unmentioned.  It is sort of a secret writer thing, but I am dedicated to bringing such things out in the open, because I'm dedicated to helping you find success as a writer.  (You […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #3

Here is my weekly round-up of writing prompts from my daily Tumblr blog. #18 Sometimes she looked for the answer in wine and sometime she looked for it in food.  On bad nights, she searched for it in cigarettes. #19 It’s Monday morning.  What’s the first thing your main character thinks of when she opens her eyes? […]

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Finishing Things Up

It was Sunday afternoon.  The first rainy day we've had in ages.  I had run around all morning: to church, to my sister's to pick up a European outlet adapter, and to the nail salon for a pedicure.  So, really?  All I wanted to do was relax.  Maybe doze on the couch.  Make some progress […]

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A Couple of Quick Reminders

Just popping in to remind you of a couple of things: This is the day that the Next Big Thing taggers post! As a reminder, I answered 10 questions about my WIP last Wednesday and tagged four other writers to answer the questions today.  Go visit them!  Here they are: Candace White Leisa Hammett Sharon […]

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