NaNo2010 > Plot Scavenging

Field Trip For those of us who suck at plotting, I have a special, bonus field trip planned. *hands out bandit masks* We’re going plot scavenging. That’s right. We’re going to rummage around in other people’s dustbins and borrow ideas. On Idea Theft Do not steal ideas. Do not steal text. Do not plagarize. Do…

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NaNo2010 > Plotting Vocabulary

Plotting I hope you didn’t think we were going to daydream our way to a complete novel. Too many excellent books suffer from lack of plot. They’ve got fascinating characters moving around and doing things in a vivid world, but they have no plot. It sounds ridiculous to say it, but as a writer who…

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Weekly Wordcount

What is This? Weekly Wordcount posts have two purposes: Personal accountability, to nurture a writing habit throughout the year Encouragement for others to do the same My weekly wordcount goal is set to 2,000 words. How Did I Do? Apologies for not getting this posted on time yesterday. Specific wordcounts for me will be put…

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WoW Priest Cataclysm Changes

Including a pre-emptive “More” tag at the top of this in the hopes that it translates through to feed readers. I intend to give my opinions on the upcoming World of Warcraft priest class changes side-by-side with the original announcement. This is gonna be a DOOZY of a post. Related Posts Hunters are OP Return…

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Creative Drought

Drought What do you do when what once seemed a lush, thriving oasis of creativity has been transformed into a barren wasteland of drudgery and dry, listless dust? You approach your creative wellspring which once gushed forth with bright, lively juices at your slightest touch. Now, a few halfhearted pumps of the rusted handle yield…

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NaNo2010 > Hooky Bits

What’s a Hook? Welcome back, daydreamers! Did you come up with a few scenes? I hope so, since we’re going to evaluate some of them for hooks today. What do I mean by “hook”? In this case, I’m talking about any and all rough edges that stick out that you could hang part of a…

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Weekly Wordcount

What is This? Weekly Wordcount posts have two purposes: Personal accountability, to nurture a writing habit throughout the year Encouragement for others to do the same My weekly wordcount goal is set to 2,000 words. How Did I Do? Specific wordcounts for me will be put on hold until HTRYN is complete. Choose installment edited…

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Video: Dust Ruffle Ninja

While my mom was visiting a while back, she got some footage of our cat with his favorite cat toy – a discarded dust ruffle from our bed. Related Posts Elsewhere : The Science of Motivation ?? Video Game Design Pardon My Dust Unclutterfication Keep Moving Forward…

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Quick & Easy Cheesecake

Everyone’s doing the photoblogging recipe thing, and I am nothing if not willing to jump on a bandwagon. I present to you: my new favorite quick and easy cheesecake recipe! Ingredients: Graham Crackers Premade Cheesecake Filling in a Tub You’ll also need a spoon or a knife. Look at that. Isn’t that GLORIOUS? Don’t eat…

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NaNo2010 > Daydreaming

Daydreaming This is arguably the most important part of novel planning for me. Yes, I will work hard to make sure my plot is properly paced and my scenes are tight. I will make sure my characters are believable and my grammar is correct. I will make sure I follow through on my promises and…

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