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Skeletons, not babies.

The writing world occasionally refers to writers seeing some of their current work as their baby, and that the babies must be killed. This whole ‘my work is my baby’ attitude has never stuck with me. I don’t have babies, … Continue reading

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Let it rest

With over a month of concentrated effort put in towards finishing the Heyswood novel I had to ‘let it rest’ after the Fast Draft weekend challenge. The first few days of last week I tried to do 3rd draft edits, … Continue reading

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12 Steps of Intimacy

I’ll let this article explain the 12 Steps of Intimacy. I couldn’t say it better. 12 Steps of Intimacy Thank you Erica Ridley for breaking it down. I am familar with the 12 steps but wanted a better understanding. Erica’s … Continue reading

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What a mess… 1st draft revisions

A messy pile of words sits stacked in front of me. On Wednesday I sorted my NaNo draft into Scrivner, plunking scenes into separate documents and scrapping  all the non-story writing.  Ahh, my first draft. I felt rather satisfied with … Continue reading

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Naming People and Things

Ever wonder how authors come up with names? Me too! I have the hardest time coming up with names for both people and places. Naming the myriad of characters that historicals seem to require is time consuming, unless you’re satisfied … Continue reading

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