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Pantser Becoming a Plotter: A Tale

So I wrote Knot a Liar and Hitched for a While as a pantser. Now, I don’t know if it’s because I truly enjoyed writing those two (did each in about a month) but I felt as if they were easy stories to get down. 769 more words

What I'm Writing

Take Everyday as it Comes

I’m going to let you into a little secret about how I’ve got through the majority of the year.

I stopped thinking long-term.

We like to think long-term don’t we. 582 more words



In quiet moments
‘tween reality and dream,
The world sleeps
And time seems to slow.
I stand.
Soul not alone
Under the inky night sky. 36 more words


The shorter the better

This week my friend Leland Cheuk published a craft piece in SmokeLong Quarterly about how he began to write shorter and shorter fiction and why that’s working well for him. 450 more words

You've just got to get on with it

Until you are faced with the unimaginable you can’t comprehend ever having to deal with it.

You hear, watch and read about awful, heartbreaking things happening to other people, other families, other people’s children. 477 more words


Memoir - Where Is It Going?

Where does your memoir begin? Where will it take you?

I begin with the Anne Lamott method – a sh*tty first draft. No one lays eyes on this piece of work. 256 more words


What is in a name?

I have always blogged under my own name. When I started blogging, back in 2005, on an old, long-neglected blog, I had no (serious) thoughts about turning my dreams to be a writer into anything more than a hobby. 1,138 more words