Behind the Scenes: Outlines

Let’s have a little peek behind the scenes this time. I’m going to show a few images and talk about my outlining process. I know I’ve discussed this previously, because I fall squarely in the “plotter” camp on the “plotter v pantser” debate. And I think I’ve mentioned that I use Plottr during the brainstorming […]

NaNoWriMo Week Two: World-Building As You Go

Today marks the end of the 2nd week of NaNoWriMo2020, and I’m behind schedule by about 7,000 words if I want to reach the goal of 50,000 in a month. I would love to be able to do that, but as a college instructor teaching six classes this semester, that’s probably not going to happen […]

Writing Music

I’ve always written. I remember as a child writing Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins fan fiction. I didn’t know that’s what it was at the time, but looking back on it, that’s what it was. As a teenager, I would write short stories based on the adventures of my Dungeons & Dragons characters and really bad Goth […]

Brainstorming and Outlining

Brainstorming & Outlining NaNoWriMo2020 is upon us, and I’m going to use that time to begin working on my next novel tentatively titled Violets in the Snowstorm. And while I do plan to have a weekly post on generic writing topics such as outlining, tropes and trope subversion, genre, etc., I will be doing weekly […]