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Thinking about the information dump (#2)

One type of information dump, most commonly associated with sci-fi, and certainly present in fantasy is the situation where the writer feels the need to provide an explanation of how something works. 440 more words

Writing Process

Writing inspiration from Vladimir Nabokov

I’d click into anything with a  title like that. : )

The Russian-American writer Vladimir Nabokov is one of my favorite writers, and sometimes I feel somewhat like a type of  (accidental) groupie. 301 more words

Writing Blog

WeWriWa: 2/1/2015

To my readers, please do visit the Weekend Writing Warriors (http://www.wewriwa.com/) website for more amazing works. There are tons of great writers pitching in for this weekly activity and you should seriously check. 232 more words

The Dreamscape Chronicles

Five lessons to bring to your second novel

I’m not going to go into all the mistakes I made and then had to spend untold hours fixing on my first novel. I have covered all that at length on this blog over the past year, probably best summed up in this post: … 834 more words

About Writing

How to write a scene right the first time

Well, maybe that’s a pipe dream. We all know that good writing is about revising and polishing, revising and polishing — a lot. But you just might be able to make your writing and revising a little more effective. 450 more words

Creative Writing

Conflicting ideas.

I’ve been racking my brain over the last few weeks, trying to figure out the next logical step for my novel. I’ve written the first two chapters, I’m happy with the tone and I’m happy with how many secrets have been revealed so far. 214 more words


Thinking about the information dump (#1)

As I started writing this blog, and going in one particular direction, I realized the ‘problem’ of the information dump is actually kind of big and has a lot of facets. 850 more words

Writing Process