It may have come up in the past that I’m an outliner. A plotter, I believe is the common term for it. I love to plan out my novels in advance as much as I can/need to, in order to be able to play with the story and solve potential problems before writing a whole … More Motive: What Does My Character WANT?!
I believe writers are masters of self-sabotage. Either we allow ourselves to get distracted from our WIPs by shiny new ideas, or a plot bunny distracts us and turns a 70.000-word story into a 250.000-word beast. Writing is hard,; it requires a lot of time, hard work and dedication, and yet every single one of … More Goodbye, Safety Net (End of Camp NaNoWriMo)
Have I mentioned how annoyed I am with myself for not properly outlining Spiralling before starting it? It may have come up once or twice. The outline for the Perrinne Legacy was beautiful. Detailed but not too detailed. Had a nice flow, all the plot holes were worked out before I even sat down to … More Fuck-Ups an Outline Could Help Avoid
Happy Saturday, and here’s hoping you had an interesting Friday 13th. I have a ton of NaNoPrep planned for this weekend, but for right now I want to take moment to talk about something near and dear to my heart. Outlining. I touched briefly on it in my last blog post, but I feel like Preptober … More Four Reasons Outlining Improves Stories and Saves Sanity
Who else is excited for Preptober? Hands up if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this year! I was totally bitten by the bug last year and I am so psyched for this November. Even though I write every day, every month, all year long, it’s great to have one month a year where you kick it … More NaNoWriMo Prep – the Adventure Begins!