Archive for: May 2016

Writing
Writing Fear
May 23, 2016
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Despite all the helpful and motivational memes on social media, all the videos on YouTube with their strategies and techniques, there’s nothing that can completely eradicate the fear that comes from facing the blank page. As mentioned in a previous post, I’m currently writing a fantasy novel and I’m doing it by writing in four 30 minute […]
Writing
When the Writing Bug Leaves You
May 19, 2016
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The title is a bit disingenuous as I didn’t mean to say the entire writing bug has left, just that the initial excitement that comes with exploring a new interest has faded. And that’s actually a good thing. No longer am I obsessed with watching writing videos on YouTube or endlessly reading How To posts […]
Book Review
Book Review: Star Wars: Bloodline
May 17, 2016
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I have read several Star Wars books, mostly the novelizations of the movies, but I also read Timothy Zahn’s trilogy, and I enjoyed them very much. I believe I’ve read a smattering of other ones here and there but I wouldn’t say I was a complete expert on all things Star Wars in the literature […]
Writing
Daily Word Counts and Writing Sprints
May 12, 2016
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The first couple of novels I wrote were targeted in the 80K range which I ended up nailing spot on. For my third novel, I wanted to write something a bit more epic and it ended up at 140K. For the first two novels, I took Stephen King’s advice to heart and wrote 1,000 words […]
Software Writing
Writing a Novel with Scrivener
May 10, 2016
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The three novels I wrote years ago were done in Microsoft Word because there wasn’t another comparable word processor out there at the time (unlike the multitude of OS and iOS options that exist today. I still can’t believe George R.R. Martin writes on a DOS machine). I wasn’t much of an outliner then so I […]