Editing/Revision

Another Attempt At Plotting

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I’m off work today, praise God.  Not that I don’t have a lot to do.  I must catch up on grading discussion boards in my class and update the grade book with everything BUT the final (which they are taking this week and next).  I’ve got to make the sourdough rolls and the corn casserole […]

Editing/Revision

Do Overs

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From Madeleine L’Engle {Herself} : Reflections on a Writing Life, p. 19 With free will, we are able to try something new. Maybe it doesn’t work, or we make mistakes and learn from them. We try something else. That doesn’t work, either. So we try yet something elsea gain. When I study the working processes […]

Blogging

Ascension To Geekdom Complete!

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Okay, so as I said in yesterday’s progress report, my words were there but they were just kind of blah. It’s information that’s useful for me to know and might be sprinkled elsewhere in the book, but really isn’t all that interesting for the reader to slog through unless she is interested in decorating and […]

Musings

In Search Of The Perfect Plotting Tool

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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 have suggestions, please feel free to offer them). For House of Cards, I didn’t outline on the front end. About halfway through I made […]

Books

Outdated Advice Revisited

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Every single writer out there has, at one time or another, been offered ye classic writing adage: Write what you know. I heard this at the ripe old age of 13 and thought how boring. At that age, I took a very literal interpretation of the advice (as many people do at all ages and […]