Monthly Archives: June 2016

Music and Writing Books

Think of all the new hits you’ve heard in your lifetime that you loved from the first time you heard them. You end up singing along to the chorus before your first listen is over. There’s something familiar about the chord progression, OR the beat, OR the lyrics OR a combination of the three. But […]
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Drafting with the Timer Method

So, I’ve taught this a few times, and it’s not the first time I’ve talked about fast drafting, or drafting, but I wanted this small snip of fast drafting IN BRIEF. FIRST – Do whatever you need to do to set the mood. Here are some ideas: Music playlists. Snacks. Re-read the last bits of […]
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In Brief: Whacking off LIMBS

I know authors who get their first pass edits, start a whole new document, and re-write their novel. You think that’s crazy? I know people who have favorite scenes they can’t let go of, and will fight and work and re-work a novel to keep that scene in, when it no longer makes sense. You […]
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In Brief: Mooshing 2 Genres/Writers Into One Book

I’ve read a few posts on this already, but I’m going to throw my few cents into the conversation. Okay. No cents. Just words. I’m lame. We have this idea that if we write a book that crosses genres rather dramatically, we will widen our audience to epic proportions. So, if we write a book […]
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In Brief: BE CREATIVE

Oh, man… I just had a weird cheerleading flashback, BE CRE-AY-TIVE. B. E. CRE-AY-TIVE! I’m so sorry for dragging you down that mini rabbit-hole with me. Ahem. *re-starts post*attempts to be somewhat professional*snorts*continues writing post anyway* I’ve been reading a TON of pre-published manuscripts lately, and it’s been amazing and interesting, but here’s what is […]
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