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Magical Maps

Autogenerated fantasy landscapes feel like randomly programmed dreams. I wouldn’t really call myself a writer any more, since I don’t really write regularly, outside of emails at work and these weekly desperate blog posts. But, I was once, and when I was, I would obsess over what fantasy writers and fans call “world building”. In […]

The Inevitable Writer’s Block

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this month, you should be about two thirds done with your novel. If you’re not, don’t worry about it! And, either way, it seems like a good week to talk about writer’s block. Now, assuming that you’ve been writing this whole time, the most common forms of writer’s block, namely […]

Actual Writing Tools

Now, you’ve got your setting, characters and story, so all you have to do is write it. Easy, right? Okay, maybe not so much, but still totally doable, so don’t despair. This week I’m going to talk exclusively about tools to do the actual writing with.  There are a lot of fancy software packages for […]

MFA Quality Ideas

Well, maybe not quite, but, still, writing ideas. I know my posts probably seem a little random these days, but that’s because I have a lot going on.  For instance, I’m trying to adjust my personal schedule to get up early enough that I can spend a little time writing in the morning before going […]

Manuscript Submission Tools

If you finished your NaNoWriMo novel last month, you may want to submit it for publication. Here are tools that can help, via the Bookbaby blog. First of all, know that these aren’t all free and all require a bit of work! The first tool is Submittable.  It is free for “submitters” (ie. writers), actually, and […]

Some Starting Advice

Advice for writers. Specifically, for writers attempting to complete the National Novel Writing Month challenge. First, jump over to Writer’s Digest and check out their 30 Tips for Writing a Book in 30 Days.  And, also, keep in mind that you’ll have 31 days to do it, but, if you haven’t started already, you’ve wasted […]

Genre Writing Rules

First of all, there are no rules. No, seriously, this is fiction we’re talking about here, so the rules are what you make them.  At this point, pretty much every “rule” you can think of when it comes to writing fiction has been broken.  For instance, when I was more dedicated to the craft (ie. […]

Creative Lists

This is not a new idea. But, then, I remember hearing when I was in high school that there are no new ideas under the Sun, only new ways to implement them.  And, remember, every story you tell, is uniquely your own.  So, the age-old question about creative ideas, right?  Where do they come from?  […]

No Excuses!

There are no excuses for not writing. Even though I make excuses all the time. The biggest excuse, or “writerly lie”, that I tell myself is that I don’t have enough time.  But, honestly, that’s bullshit.  Because, as it turns out, I always have enough time to drop whatever I’m doing to serve someone else.  […]

Daily Writing Prompts

So far this year, I’m a little behind on my creative goals. As you may remember, a couple of weeks ago, I posted my Creative Resolutions for the year. I encouraged you all to do the same, but to make them goals, rather than unobtainable resolutions.  For me, one of those goals was to do […]


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