Writing Wednesday: It’s Not Fair! There’s More to the Writing Business Than Just Writing
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Writing Wednesday: It’s Not Fair! There’s More to the Writing Business Than Just Writing

Last Week’s Goals My three posts went out as scheduled. I had some more stories return from market (the rejection letter said one of them had been a finalist), and dutifully sent them out again. Cats of War III (the third Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire collection) began its preorder (and Smashwords FREE Presale) campaign … Continue reading

Writing Wednesday: A Discovery Writer Discovers Different Methods of Discovery
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Writing Wednesday: A Discovery Writer Discovers Different Methods of Discovery

The overall feeling my work on the sequel gives me seems artificial in comparison to the organic original. I find myself experimenting with other people’s methods, just to shake things up. Still, I am incapable (or is it unwilling?) to fully implement the ideas I come across, and even when I think I understand the gist of a method, I still PANTSER it, close my eyes, and feel my own way toward what I think they mean. Continue reading

Writing Wednesday: On Being Open to New Approaches
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Writing Wednesday: On Being Open to New Approaches

I’m a PANTSER (a discovery writer for those of you who are uninitiated); the words pour out, and I make adjustments after the draft comes out. Despite the fact that most aptitude and personality tests (such as Strengthsfinder) say I’m highly analytical, I seem to have a block when it comes to applying analysis to my writing. I can FEEL whether something works, but it’s difficult (to say the least) to apply other people’s rules to my stories. Continue reading