Musings

After RWA

Posted on

Well RWA is over.  Everybody who went is heading home.  Thus begins what I tend to refer to as the drought of decent blog reading. Why is that?  Well, there are only so many accountings of all the fun that was had, people that were met, and rehashes of assorted panels that were given.  It’s […]

Musings

Getting Back Into Good Habits and A Last Thought On Plotting

Posted on

Summertime seems so much to be a time where things relax.  School’s out (usually), people go on vacation, diets lapse (what, you can’t tell me that’s only me), schedules become less of a must do thing.  I think it’s a necessary step in the course of the year so that we don’t just explode. It […]

Musings

Playing Catch Up and Calling All Winners!

Posted on

After a week in which I wrote 8586 words in blog posts (just here–not counting what I’ve done on my cooking blog Pots and Plots), made a major revision and reoutlined the last half of my current WIP, and made a revision/edit pass on the existing 40k of my current WIP, I needed a break […]

Musings

From Pantser To Plotter: Why The Pantser Fears Plotting

Posted on

When Lynn did her call for Left Behind and Loving It contributors this year, I decided right off that I wanted to do a series chronicling my shift from pantser to plotter.  It’s a conversion that many have made and even more fear.  There’s this idea that one is born a pantser or a plotter […]

Musings

Free Resources: Open University

Posted on

I swiped this link from Lynn Viehl over at PBW (as she always has wonderful and fabulous resources).  It was part of one of her Ten For Free posts that she actually referenced on her Genreality post the other day.   Writers spent thousands each year on conferences and classes and retreats.  As I’m one […]

Musings

In Search of the Perfect Plotting Tool

Posted on

I am on blog holiday while I meet a deadline for Evil Day Job.  Please enjoy this rerun of one of my past posts. Okay, so I’ve been giving all sorts of things a trial run in terms of trying to outline Til Death Do Us Part (which needs a new title, so if you […]

Books

Merry Christmas from PBW

Posted on

Well imagine my delight when I woke up this morning to discover I was one of the winners of a Bookwish from PBW.  Whee!  Any book of my choice, up to $30.  I decided on The Anatomy of Story by John Truby.  It’s another one of the craft books I’ve heard wonderful things about.  I […]

Musings

Subplot Duh Moment

Posted on

Lynn Viehl over at Paperback Writer is one of my favorite bloggers. She’s a knowledgeable woman who shares great information and experience on her blog. She also does really cool goody bag giveaways during Left Behind and Loving It. 😀 Anyway, today she posted a quick and dirty 10 point plot template for those of […]