Tag Archive | brainstorming

What Every Author Must Do

What Every Author Must Do

OK. Maybe not every author,  but I wanted a clickbait-y title. I completed my latest manuscript during NaNoWriMo and have started editing it. I went through K.M. Weiland’s Outlining Your Novel (for a second time) to lay out the plot points. Something just wasn’t working. My introduction was too long and resembled a misshapen two-humped […]

Brainstorming Plot Holes

Brainstorming Plot Holes

One of my favorite things to do is to help other people brainstorm through plot holes. I love looking at the big picture, seeing where it needs to go, and figuring out how to get it there. This is a little weird, since I’m totally a pantser, so at least in my own writing I […]

Plotting Murder

Plotting Murder

Don’t you love being a writer? One of those people who are allowed to discuss such crazy/taboo topics without having people alerting cops or loved ones keeping the nut house on ICE speed dial. Even writing mostly medieval-ish Fantasy I’ve gotten to research all sorts of weird stuff, including nuclear explosions, drug trade and illegal […]

Liquid Binder

If you’ve found my post “Anniversary of Insanity”, then you know that I’ve been writing for a while. After 15 years, one tends to collect a lot of notes. I have binders and boxes and more boxes filled with notes and red-lined drafts. More than half of it is probably obsolete because of the major […]