If the prospect of outlining a new project make you want to run away to sea, you’re not alone. While some writers swear by extensive planning, others despise it. And some aspire to plan ahead, but find themselves uninspired by the process. The age-old split between plotters and pantsers may leave many in the latter … Continue reading Here Be Dragons: Outlining for Discovery Writers
February 1 marked the end of the Pitch Wars revisions period for the 2020 cohort. After two and a half months of hard work, I had rewritten about 70% of my manuscript, eliminated at least five minor characters (RIP) and three unique settings (subsurface ocean planet, someday I will return to you!), completely reworked two … Continue reading My Top Five Pitch Wars Revision Lessons
If a daily writing process is living the dream, than writer's block is a waking nightmare. Today, apropos of nothing, I'd like to share my tools for breaking through the wall and keeping the words flowing--even when the Muse has taken an unscheduled vacation.