Posts Tagged ‘writing the novel’

How Do I Ignore the Noise?

SO, HOW DO I IGNORE THE NOISE? This past week has been a flurry of awards, books deals, and blog tours. Honestly, it’s all very distracting. So, how do I ignore the noise? Well, yesterday, I printed out the existing headers of another novel I’m writing. This novel will be the sequel to The Lesser…

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Friday Free Days

WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE FRIDAY FREE DAYS? I hear you ask. Content for Friday Free Days offers an assortment of Freebies–writing instruction, eBooks, and marketing ideas. Sometimes Friday Free Days is none of these and just a bunch of free stuff I’ve found or have and want to give to you. But for today,…

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Three Upcoming Writers Conferences

Here are three upcoming writers conferences. They span the U.S. in geographical scope. I have decided to make Thursdays a writers resource day on my blog where I’ll be posting information about conferences, workshops, and listings of agents and publishers. But for today, here are three great conferences for writers you might be interested in…

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Research, Real Pain, and Writing

Research, Real Pain, and Writing Yesterday, I employed three items. They were research, real pain, and writing. Reading too, when I finished working, when I polished some new work I had edited, when I ended up fleshing out intent of one of my characters, I read a couple chapters to my husband. Reading Your Work…

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Front-load Characterization in Writing the Novel

Front-load Characterization in Writing the Novel Some writers of fiction front-load characterization in writing the novel as opposed to spreading characterization out through the novel. This is not to say that “front-loaders” don’t continually speckle in characterization throughout the novel but feel comfortable packing the beginning of the story, heavy in characterization and, sometimes, even…

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Inspired Reading Equals Inspired Writing

Inspired reading equals inspired writing, from reading about scene-setting to characterization. I’ve been reading some great authors lately. What I enjoy is how each time I learn something helpful for my own writing. One writer will have an interesting nuance about how she links characterization to scene, how she gets to the heart of sensuous…

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10 Ways I Edit My Novels after Writing a First Draft

10 ways I edit my novels after writing a first draft As I edit my latest story, I am given to considering my process. It’s one I’ve used for decades. Does it seem extensive to you? I suppose I could tweet out on Twitter a poll to query followers what they think about this process.…

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