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Day 5: Will I Finish a Chapter?

 September 3, 2015

So today has definitely been far more productive than the past few days! I sat down in the living room beside the guinea pigs and began writing. 348 more words

Book In A Year

The 777 Writer's Challenge!

I was nominated by the lovely Brittney Sahin to take part in the 777 Writer’s Challenge. Brittney’s romance suspense called Silence Memories is set to be released September 15, 2015 (it’s almost out!). 497 more words


Before The Story

I have an online friend, Jacqui Murray, who puts so much effort into her groundwork for her books that I’m utterly stupefied by it. She does research, charts, diagrams, maps, worksheets, spreadsheets, and heaven knows what else. 831 more words


Scott AFB Security Forces K-9 Demo

Last week I had the opportunity to watch a K-9 demonstration by some of the Scott AFB Security Force troops. They showed us some of the equipment they use and how they train their working dogs. 327 more words


Be Willing to Give Up

by:   Keith M.

I can’t find the link to it, but I could swear I remember reading a post on Hugh Howey’s blog where he briefly discussed his “writing process.”  He typically writes a first draft, leaving lots of notes for himself to come back and fill in details and re-write or revise portions of the story.   702 more words

Writing A Novel

Day 1, 2, and 3: The Beginning

 Hi there!

Well, here is the beginning. We are starting at the beginning of writing a novel, and I couldn’t be more excited than I am now. 269 more words


Dialogue Mechanics - Part One: The Speaker's Paragraph

Dialogue is an important part of great novels. Why? Because dialogue injects a feeling of reality. The fact is, most people talk. Some people talk a lot. 1,418 more words