Productive Disorder

Staying determined and focused on your goals during chaotic days is definitely a challenge. But it is not impossible. Being a mother of two small boys, it can be exceptionally hard to find any quiet time in my day to plan, work and write…Or even think. It almost feels like every second is filled with […]

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The Urge To Write

The scariest moment is always just before you start. — Stephen King Although I’m not finished with planning yet, today I just had the urge to start writing my first draft. The first scene was in my head, just desperate to be poured out into words. Of course, I had my idea for the first […]

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Perfection: Is It Crucial?

You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page. — Jodi Picoult Today I feel the need to talk about perfection. This can be the presentation of your notes, planning and outlining, or writing the first draft of your story. Being quite the […]

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Planning – Part 4 (Character Profiles)

The key to creating better plots rests in a deeper understanding of character. Kristen Lamb Alongside writing the outline, I’ve officially started on the character profiles. In my last post, I discussed the importance of how important details, like names, are to a story. Creating character profiles (including their appearance, age, values, experiences, goals etc) […]

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