Techology + Teamwork = Magic

Techology + Teamwork = Magic

When Writers Get Together and Use Instafreebie I wanted to start building a newsletter mailing list of science fiction fans for the launch of Cold War.  So I started from zero.  After Ken formatted our book on Draft2Digital, I put it up on Instafreebie.  The first few...
Using Data Science To Pick Your Reading List

Using Data Science To Pick Your Reading List

Who are your favorite authors? What are your favorite books? If you have a voracious reading appetite and have finished up the stack on your desk, or the purchases on your Kindle, what do you do next? Amazon has figured you out.  They serve you up the “also...
So You Want A Plasma Rail Gun Of Your Very Own?

So You Want A Plasma Rail Gun Of Your Very Own?

One of the very fun aspects of writing near future science fiction is researching the weaponry of the future.  It all started with my husband laughing at me because I used the term “raygun”. He was like, “Nobody says raygun, anymore.”  Ok.  So...
The Story Grid Workshop with Shawn Coyne

The Story Grid Workshop with Shawn Coyne

People like me need structure.  Even if I did write my entire NaNoWriMo project by the seat of my pants, I like to know that the overall story spine is there, and that everything works.  Listening to the Story Grid podcast all year and working through the book, The...
Using Dictation in Writing

Using Dictation in Writing

As the old adage goes, “How do you eat an elephant?” One bite at a time. That’s how I have been looking at increasing writing speed.  When I read Andrew Mayne’s “How to Write a Novella in 24 Hours” I recognized that many of his tips...
Scene Mapping With Scrivener

Scene Mapping With Scrivener

So in my last post, I talked about how Rachel Aaron recommends making a scene map. Since I own Scrivener, I imported my MS Word file from NaNoWriMo (100+ pages!) into Scrivener and now I have a great visual way to see my story with the Corkboard view. Here’s the...

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