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"As The Stomach Churns"...

In an ongoing effort to be accountable to myself I’ve decided to begin – yet again – writing each day on my blog, however to simplify things I’m going to follow a template. 184 more words

Day In The Life

writing: the read-through of doom and editing prep

Another video on my current writing process and how I’m using the read-through to plan for the next stage: editing in rounds! Also received feedback from the first of my readers and looking forward to combining that with the changes I’m already planning :). 9 more words


Write What You Know-- Asking the Hard Questions with Ernest Hemingway and Rick Grimes


I cannot tell you the first time I heard “write what you know”. Only that I have, and in so many ways that it often left me confused as to what it really meant and concerned that I didn’t know enough.

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So I’ve just moved back to the DC area (where I grew up) from Boston, which seems like as good a time as any to start a Proper Writing Blog, where I can keep track of progress and hopefully find some other net-savvy writers to talk to. 505 more words

Starting A New Novel

What Do You Write? When Do You Write? How Do You Write?

        “The things they face may be objects of my imagination, but the feelings, thoughts, emotions are all ‘what I know’.

As a novice, I have had to really challenge myself in terms of writing content, length, and craft. 875 more words


Thoughts from an Author-in-training

The other day a friend asked me if writing a book is really any different from the other writing I’ve done? She knows that I’ve been writing church curriculum lessons for the past four years, contributing to devotionals occasionally, writing weekly blog posts, and getting to do some other cool writing gigs. 774 more words


Acrobatic Tendencies Required

Nearing the halfway point of The Clockwise Heart.

*a smattering of applause from the blog auditorium*

*a prudish snort of “Please, what else did you expect?” from the four-legged, furry muse* 38 more words