Yep, I’m taking the insane plunge into NaNoWriMo this year.
NaNo dovetails nicely with 90 Day Novel by Alan Watt, which I’m working through now. It just puts it on steroids. Two big things I learned from 90 Day are:
Macro Story Elements – To hold on […]
If you tend to be easily distracted when writing, take a look at Momentum Writer by Black Obelisk Software. Fire it up and your display resembles a screen reminiscent of blank paper. That means the too-easy-to-click-on impulse links to email and browsers are hidden, thus keeping your focus on writing. It does not […]
I asked my husband whether he thought my poster design for this was balanced.
He said, “Add WTF??? to it and you’ve got a winner.”
Clearly, some people have no artistic spirit of adventure.
Please leave a comment telling him that he is WRONG. His name is Tom. I’ll make […]
My husband is a HUGE Tennessee Vols fan (college football team) and frequents a Vols fan board. Our computers are on a U-shaped desk running around three walls of a room, so […]
People tell me I’m creative. OK, so maybe they mean off-the-wall-crazy creative, or maybe it’s a nice way of saying weird. You know, not normal. Free-spirited. A tick off-center. Personally, I think it’s that at times my filters suck.
Filters, as in that common sense thing everyone seems to be so wild about. The talent/ability/skill […]
The first novel I wrote was brilliant.
I posted serialized chapters of it on a Fiction Board, where throngs of readers raved about my talent. And why wouldn’t they? Each week, I devoured up to six romance novels, so I figured I had a good handle on how to write one. My plot was […]
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What I’m Reading Now
Mastery by Robert Greene
The Last Witness by K J Parker
Eats Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
The Other 90% by Robert K Cooper
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide By Douglas Adams
- Writers’ Stuff – Grammar Checks
- Pulp Birthday Cover
- Yeah…what she said…and Pressfield, too.
- National Pumpkin Cutting Day
- “Jump in, the water’s fine.” I suspect it’s a lie, but foolishly make the dive anyway.
- This One’s Free – Momentum Writer
- The Busiest Damned Motivational Poster Ever
- Stuff That’s Laying Around
- Never Give Up.
- 7 Words That Changed My Life
- RESEARCH – The Steamy Romance Novel
- Permission to Fly…Creatively (Part I)
- The First Novel I Wrote Was Genius. Not.