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Misconceptions About Plotting (vs. Pantsing)

Right up front I'm going to be honest and disclose that I have a horse in this race and his name is Plotty McPlotface. It took me a long, long time to figure out how much plotting I needed to make a working novel happen, and yes, I started out pantsing. ...

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9 Things We Really Do When We Say We’re Writing

I often get the question, "How is the writing going?" If I were to answer this strictly, meaning am I actually engaging in the act of writing down words, the answer would often be, "Ummmmm, I'll get back to you on that." I don't write daily and when I ...

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The Year in Books, 2016

Author Laura Brown has a new blog post titled "My Diverse Reads of 2016" where she takes a look at how many books she read in the past year that count as diverse. This seems like a worthy experiment to me, so let's dig into my data. In 2016 I read 67 boo ...