On Writing: Review

To King, there’s no magical formula to follow in order to succeed in this career. There’s no shortcut you can take. It all comes down to loving what you do and sharing that love with the world.

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A Writer’s Journal: April

April was such a good month for me. Despite not finishing the first Camp NaNoWriMo challenge of the year, I still have a rough beginning for my new novel. I’ll be honest, most of it is crap and will either be edited out or heavily revised in future drafts. But it’s still a start and that was my biggest goal for this month.

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A Writer’s Journal: March

I’m not an outliner, or rather, I’m more of a reverse outliner. I work best when I write a draft and use that as a template for an outline to help me in future drafts…I just have to accept that this is how I approach a new project, but stay open to changes in my writing process as I mature as an author. 

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A Writer’s Journal: January

“Then, while looking through the first draft of my superhero story, I started to pick apart my story, sifting through character motivation, major plot points, and pieces of dialogue. I thought critically about my stories….I felt invigorated. I felt ecstatic. I felt that the story was salvageable if I was patient with it. Suddenly, the lessons and critiques and comments clicked in my mind and I felt like I (sort of) knew what to do.”

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2019 Writing Goals

Happy New Year! I love beginnings! They always bring the promise of new adventures. It’s also a great time to pause and reflect. I took some time to reflect over the past few years and I learned that in many ways I was unhappy. That unhappiness impacted various areas in my life, including my writing. […]

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NaNoWriMo Final Week & Wrap Up

NaNoWriMo, like always, reinvigorated me and made me feel more confident as a writer. I’ve learned some things about myself and my writing process. I connected with a lot of new writers who will grow and develop along with me. And I wrote in a genre that always intimidated me in the past. I made some mistakes and missteps, but in the end, it will lead to me developing into the writer that I want to be. 

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NaNoWriMo Week 2

Stories Completed: Creation Story Stories in Progress: Superhero Story Studio Ghibli Inspired Story Total Words Written: 28,249 words Week Summary: This week, I thought I would hit a slump in my writing. I feared I would run out of things to say (a common fear I have anytime I start a new project). But, much […]

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