Plot or Pants: Claim Your Allegiance.

Giphy.com No matter how long you’ve ventured into writing communities, you will find two writer types surrounding you. Plotter. Pantser. Each type possesses their own ways of achieving their writing goals. None necessarily better than the other. Just different and more fitting for the individual writer. Who are you? Are you the plotter? The one […]

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Maya Angelou on Writing

“What I try to do is write. I may write for two weeks ‘the cat sat on the mat, that is that, not a rat,’…. And it might be just the most boring and awful stuff. But I try. When I’m writing, I write. And then it’s as if the muse is convinced that I’m […]

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How I Plan to Finish My Novel This Summer, or Admit Temporary Defeat.

Technically, it’s summer as I write this post. Summer means various things to people. Road trips. Amusement parks. Budgeting pedicures for ashen feet you thankfully hid during colder months. However, to me, summer means distraction. Hot days. Poolside conversations. Vacation. This small list contains excuses to not write or read — if I let them. […]

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Writers Weekend: Quirky Characters

Week two of Writer’s Weekend is all about characters. Specifically, their weird quirks, habits, and tics. So pick your favorite character at the moment, buckle in, and tell us what other people would find obscenely annoying (or unbearably cute!) about your creation. A little background since I missed the first edition: My WIP is Porcelain. […]

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