Just What Is Worldbuilding?

Just What Is Worldbuilding?

When I hear “worldbuilding,” my first, immediate thought is of encyclopedia-length tomes of information. Close behind that, I think of the complexities of fantastical worlds. But your world doesn’t require fantastical complexities . It doesn’t require Tolkien-length treatises. Unless it […]

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Better All The Time: Halfway Goals Update

Better All The Time: Halfway Goals Update

Goals updates alway surprise me. I spend so much time believing I kick my heels, going nowhere. But when I look back, I realize that what felt like fruitless circles are really massive strides. This time, I’m in an active, […]

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Writing Workshops, An Obsession Reborn

Writing Workshops, An Obsession Reborn

I’ve spoken before of my desire to teach writing workshops. I even iddi a super short one on scriptwriting that kept a random group of high schoolers engaged and entertained the whole time. If I hadn’t run that one workshop […]

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Twitter Wisdom, Well Timed and Much Needed

Twitter Wisdom, Well Timed and Much Needed

I’ve had downtime in the last week, and with downtime comes Twitter scrolling. Lots of Twitter scrolling. And in the writing world, some great wisdom keeps popping up. Wisdom #1: The myth that you have to write every day in […]

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Devious Procrastinations Don’t Play Fair

Devious Procrastinations Don’t Play Fair

We all have our go-to procrastinations. I’ve complained often enough about video and social media scrolling, but sometimes procrastination becomes more difficult to call out. The need to name characters often becomes an excuse to procrastinate for me. I hate […]

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Impostor Syndrome is Evil and Universal

Impostor Syndrome is Evil and Universal

I saw an image floating around Facebook in the past week with some words from Neil Gaiman on Impostor Syndrome. He was attending where he didn’t feel like he measured up, despite his fame and success. Then in conversation with […]

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