Is It Time To Take A Writing Class?

Is It Time To Take A Writing Class?

For the folks who build houses, repair complex machinery, or bake wedding cakes, they spend years to learn, and train, and master their craft.  (For my dayjob, I had three years of graduate school, a grueling multi-day certification exam, and then years of...
Writing is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Writing is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

When I was getting in my daily wordcount for NaNoWriMo, I was often struck by how much writing felt like running.  At the early stage in both activities, MORE is just MORE.  So more words tended to just be good to get down, regardless of the quality.  Similarly, my...
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...
You Finished Writing Your 1st Draft, Now What?

You Finished Writing Your 1st Draft, Now What?

Ok Wrimos, you’ve made it to the magical milestone of finishing your first draft. It was awesome, you celebrated, you took a snapshot of your winner certificate.  But now what? If you’re like me, you’re probably slightly nauseated at the editing and...

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