Novel in 90: Bullet Journal for Writers

Novel in 90: Bullet Journal for Writers

One thing I knew for Novel in 90 is that I wanted to have a bullet journal dedicated to it. Googling bullet journal for writers, I got close to what I wanted but I needed a system of my own. […]

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Details: The Power to Make or Break Worlds

Details: The Power to Make or Break Worlds

I’m feeling a need to expand on last week’s post about worldbuilding. Specifically, I mentioned how my worldbuilding lies in details. But details have a double edge. On one hand, they make the world real, visceral, believable. On the other […]

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Audience, Pros and Cons

Audience, Pros and Cons

Coming out of my post last week about inspired versus forced words, I was trying to figure out why I’ve struggled with certain projects lately yet excelled with others. The one story I had been opening weekly and adding meagre words […]

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Writing Work

Writing Work

For the last few weeks, I have been cramming in an hour of writing work a few afternoons a week. Bit by bit, I get work done on writing. I say writing work because it isn’t always writing. The perils […]

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How to Get Effective Feedback from Beta Readers

How to Get Effective Feedback from Beta Readers

By now, everyone knows that I am a big supporter of using beta readers. I think they provide something to a piece that an editor can’t: The response of an actual reader. Yes, editors are readers –and obviously exceptional ones. […]

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Prescriptive Feedback: A Critiquing Don’t

Prescriptive Feedback: A Critiquing Don’t

Giving critique can be tricky. Feedback comes in many forms, largely depending on what the author wants. But giving critique can offer many pitfalls and problems. Sometimes, the writer doesn’t know what they want, or maybe think they know but […]

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