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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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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The Stress of Blogging

The Stress of Blogging

Sometimes, I find that the stress of blogging really starts to bog me down. For instance, three months ago, I was two months ahead with my blog posts and was able to regularly post links to social media. In the […]

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Ink Link Roundup -the psychology of writing routines and self-publishing

Ink Link Roundup -the psychology of writing routines and self-publishing

This week’s roundup is sure to have something for every writer. Elisa is a big believer in routine, and fully appreciates the psychology of a good writing routine. But not living alone means she has to sacrifice some of the best […]

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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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Forced Words vs. Inspired Words

Forced Words vs. Inspired Words

There’s an excellent image that keeps cycling on my Facebook feed: I’m one of those writers who has always been guilty of writing only when inspired or when everything is just right. Because life is life, I’m not inspired nearly […]

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