This Writer’s Life

The Writing Process

This is a brief and speedily written post based on a conversation with some of my writer friends on Twitter about how I use journals in plotting and outlining my novels. It was just too long to explain on Twitter! : )   In the cute little turquoise notebook, I write and keep loglines for … Continue reading »

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The Story That Did Me In

                              I’ll never forget the story that did me in. The one that slayed me and changed my career path entirely. The one that ultimately led me to quit my job as a newspaper reporter. It was about the perfect family … Continue reading »

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22 Rules of Storytelling

  The 22 Rules of Writing was based on tweets by Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats. If you want to see the original graphic, go here: http://www.publetariat.com/think/22-rules-writing However, if you’re of a certain age like me and don’t have the best eyes in the world, I’ve included the list below in text form. xoxo #1: … Continue reading »

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A Day in the Life. Writing Routine.

One of the questions I ask in my writer interviews is for the writer to share his or her writing routine. For some reason I am fascinated by this and inspired by it. For instance, ever since my buddy Owen Laukkanen told me he writes 5,000 words a day I’ve felt like a wimp if … Continue reading »

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This Writer’s Life: Wisdom on the Writing Life

Feel overwhelmed with golden advice about the writing life and wanted to share it here: http://99u.com/tips/7204/Call-of-the-Wild-Jack-Londons-Advice-on-Honing-Your-Creative-Craft Call of the Wild: Jack Londons Advice on Honing Your Creative Craft Sometimes its hard to know where to start. In John Barleycorn, Jack London’s vivid memoir, he describes a predicament familiar to many an aspiring artist: “My difficulty … Continue reading »

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