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writers can learn a lot from a dummy

Back in the late 1900s, there was a clever public service announcement encouraging seatbelt use. It featured crash test dummies and the tagline “You can learn a lot from a dummy.” 453 more words


Pantsing or planning - that is the NaNoWriMo question

The big question with NaNoWriMo, for a lot of writers, is whether to ‘pants’ or ‘plan’.

You know – whether to sit down and ‘just write’, with the story going where it will as one navigates ‘by the seat of the pants’, or whether it’s better to have some sort of written structure. 476 more words


Ann Leckie gives one hell of a talk

Ann Leckie might look docile, but her ideas are anything but.  She made this abundantly clear yesterday during a Q&A session on Microsoft’s campus, where she fielded everything from gender-norms to publishing to the mess that was this year’s Hugo awards. 1,465 more words

Fiction Writing

Writing Is A Bad Habit: Impress The Readers! a.k.a. Jotun Through a Writer's Eyes

Jotun, from Thunder Lotus Games, is an amazing game, at least in my estimation.  Now, I’ve mentioned before that I believe that video games are great and… 884 more words


The secret to winning NaNoWriMo 2015

One of the secrets to writing 50,000 words part-time in 30 days is to make that writing process efficient.

Sure, the figure averages out at just 1666 words a day, or thereabouts. 337 more words