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Basics Of An Interesting Novel |Lesson from The Dark Knight.

Way back when I saw The Dark Knight, I was not so sure if I was going to like it. I am a huge marvel fan, have been since April 2014 when I unofficially changed my last name to Barnes, so I’m not really invested in DC. 1,240 more words


Your Ultimate First Chapter Checklist, Pt. 1: Hooking Readers

Checklists are exceedingly important for those of us obsessed with ticking off the little boxes in order to feel a sense of accomplishment. But they can also be important guides for those foraying into unknown territory. 10 more words

Guest Poster

How I Turn Ideas Into Full-Length Novels

I’m listening to The Crow Wife by The Decemberists as I write this article, and the temptation to bounce in my seat to the rhythm is almost too great to bear. 826 more words

Literature And Latte

Outlining A Novel During Camp NaNoWriMo

This month I’ve been working on a lot of various projects. Camp NaNo is so flexible that some people write novels, short stories, poetry, or even edit their work. 462 more words


On GDPR and Trimming Down that Mailing List

On May 25, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which gives each individual (in the EU) more control of his/her data, comes into effect. Because I don’t know whether or not my subscribers are based in the EU or not, they all received an… 222 more words

Writer's Life

Goal Post: Where Did The Week Go?

Honestly, I feel like this week was dedicated almost entirely to errands.  I remember driving a lot, weather being wacky, and a few really nasty anxiety attacks.  936 more words