The Evolution of Story

There's a lot of self-talk that goes into drafting, because it's impossible for me to believe, if I stand back and look at the magnitude what needs to be done, that I'll actually be able to do it.

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NaNoWriMo Year 8

Holy cats, I really have been NaNoing since 2010. Considering everything, I was thinking of skipping this year. But things bubble, and NaNo has always been a really satisfying experience for me. So here we go again! And since I'm into lists of 5 these days, here are 5 things I learned from NaNoWriMo. Your … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Year 8

Writing Retreats, or: Why I Can’t Teach Anyone A Damn Thing About Writing

My most vivid memories of Wizard World are of the times I disagreed with people. Of course, it wasn't always a wise choice. On one panel, offering strategies for writer's block, I quoted an audience member from an earlier discussion: "Drinking and drugs." (Which was meant as humor, of course, but I think the moderator … Continue reading Writing Retreats, or: Why I Can’t Teach Anyone A Damn Thing About Writing