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Author Toolbox: First Pass at First Drafts

Hello, friends and fellow #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop writers! I’m sorry I wasn’t around last month, but I was kind of swamped finishing the first draft of my novel! 959 more words


How to Write the First Draft of Your Novel

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to write a novel. In fact, as a teenager I started writing a very bad one (which never got further than the first chapter and thankfully has never seen the light of day). 976 more words

Not quite so organized

I stayed up past eleven o’clock last night watching my baseball team lose another game. They lost again today. Sometimes I think the only time they lose is when I can watch. 546 more words


First Draft Focus: slow down that first draft, Pantsers

It all gets you to the same place

I have always been a “Pantser,” or someone who writes by the seat of their pants. Meaning, there’s very little planning done before I start drafting. 490 more words



Over the last couple of days, I’ve whipped through two and a half chapters of BECOME: TO RIDE THE STORM, including a fight scene.

All right, granted, one of those chapters was very short. 68 more words


Everything I Know About: The First Draft

Hello, readers and writers! Welcome to a new biweekly Tuesday segment I’m calling “Everything I Know About…” In these blog posts I’ll be focusing on specific aspects of the writing process, ranging from characterization and plot, to drafting, editing, beta reading, and more. 1,396 more words