Archive for the ‘The Writing Process’ Category

The Astonishing Pay Off of Hard Work and Research

It just so happens that the same day I started reading National Book Award Winner, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M. T. Anderson, my GoodReads friend, Elizabeth C. Bunce, author of Curse Dark as Gold (winner of the … Continue reading


Totally Random Q: Story Status Quo and Problem Clues

I’ve been listening to Ann M. Martin’s HERE TODAY on CD and I’m been intrigued by how Martin develops the status quo in her story yet also drops hints as to the story problem. For example, in the opening pages, … Continue reading


Totally Random Q: Busting through Bad Writing

So I’m staring at my latest work-in-progress and today I happen to be hating it — the plot, the voice, you name it. It all sounds like “blah, blah, blah” to me. I know every writer, even the bestselling author, … Continue reading

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