Wow. January 2021. That's when I planned to start posting a new series about writing rules. Since then, I've posted... well... nothing. I can give you all the excuses: I had sold my condo, moved (twice), looking for another job in another state, and homeschooling my son. Then I landed another job, moved out of … Continue reading No Rules: A Rocky Start, like Editing
No Rules: New Writing Tips Blog Posts
I'll be starting a new blog series, No Rules, for tips on writing. I call it this because in writing there are no rules. You read that correctly. There. Are. No. Rules. Okay, so not no rules. (If you tell my high school English teacher I said that I may have to repeat ninth grade … Continue reading No Rules: New Writing Tips Blog Posts
I haven't been editing in a long time... since July according to my files dates. I figured it was about time to get back to it. Even still, I am way behind posting. I just finished posting the last parts of chapter 2, but I have finished editing up through chapter 5 and am starting … Continue reading Catching up
Building a Fantasy Language
I'm working through a (2nd-ish) draft of my WIP and I am thinking of expanding the world building through a more robust language system. At the moment, there isn't much to be honest. The names are selected intentionally, and I use symbols for houses and common concepts in paintings and books (such as sunrise, death, … Continue reading Building a Fantasy Language
Writing in One Draft?
I read an interesting article I found through twitter ( https://medium.com/the-book-mechanic/how-to-write-a-high-quality-novel-in-one-draft-with-no-outline-bfa5f65fc54e ) about a technique used to write a novel in one draft. Actually it was editing as you went along, but without plotting out an full outline ahead of time and without going through the completed manuscript 3 or 4 times after it was … Continue reading Writing in One Draft?