Hey writers and authors of WordPress! I'd like to do a series of videos about different writers' processes where I give them a try and report on the result. Would you like your process to be featured in a video? Please comment on this post! Things like: do you get up early or stay up… Continue reading Writers! Would you like to share your process?
Category: writing life
My Month of Writing: a writing tracker
My Month of Writing Gentle Readers, I have done a thing! I’ve created a writing tracker centered around setting goals, recording achievements, and making notes. The idea is that if you prepare the day before you’ll be able to start quickly the next day. Perfect for monthly challenges, with enough individual tracking pages for up… Continue reading My Month of Writing: a writing tracker
How to Get Your Groove Back: Returning to Old Ideas
This essay was originally published to the writing community Get Your Words Out. Returning to Old Ideas Or, how to find motivation after a break In 2005, I wrote the first draft of what would become my first published novel, Chiaroscuro. While rewriting it over the next year, I got ideas for a few other… Continue reading How to Get Your Groove Back: Returning to Old Ideas
Two Productivity Apps: Notion and Moleskine Journey
This essay was originally posted to the writing community Get Your Words Out. At the beginning of the month I downloaded a bunch of apps with the intention to test them out and offer brief reviews of each one. Then I got a new job and have been studying for license certification exams, and completely… Continue reading Two Productivity Apps: Notion and Moleskine Journey
Character-driven vs. Plot-driven stories
This essay was originally posted to the writing community Get Your Words Out on April 23, 2020. When I volunteered to write this topic, it was as much to learn as to teach. For years, my opinion has been character=plot/plot=character; basically, you can't have one without the other. Researching this, though, has widened my perspective,… Continue reading Character-driven vs. Plot-driven stories
Trello for Writers
This essay was previously posted to the writing community Get Your Words Out on March 23, 2020. To paraphrase Sports Night, I like lists because I like crossing things off them. Any organizational system that lets me check a box, cross out a line, or otherwise visualize what I've completed is A-OK by me. I've… Continue reading Trello for Writers
Vlog 4: Time
https://youtu.be/MbxhEtngCoE #campnanowrimo vlog: Time
Vlog 3: A Very Vague Outline
https://youtu.be/WuTQguZ9nNY A Very Vague Outline Where I've been and what I'm doing.
Vlog 2: Beginnings
https://videopress.com/v/OG3uVywM?preloadContent=metadata Beginnings: the whys of a first sentence Originally posted to YouTube.
Vlog 1: Decisions
https://videopress.com/v/pMY2afb8?preloadContent=metadata Decisions and planning Originally posted to YouTube.