Reading Retrospective

2018 Retrospective

Reading Past Victories I think it's safe to say that Reading Retrospectives have motivated me to make more time for reading. So has getting a Goodreads account. I've picked up a lot of good habits over the year - reading two books at once, listening to more podcasts and doing listening to audiobooks while doing… Continue reading 2018 Retrospective

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On Writing, reblogs

Writer Friends & Stars – The Similarities #SundayBlogShare #NaNoWriMo18 #Writers — BlondeWriteMore

Writer friends are special human beings. As I am battling my way through NaNoWriMo and having to call on my writer friends for encouragement, I thought I would dedicate a post to writer friends everywhere. Here’s a list of similarities between writer friends and stars: via Writer Friends & Stars – The Similarities #SundayBlogShare #NaNoWriMo18 #Writers… Continue reading Writer Friends & Stars – The Similarities #SundayBlogShare #NaNoWriMo18 #Writers — BlondeWriteMore

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How To Handle The Post Writing Daze #SundayBlogShare #Writer #Writing — BlondeWriteMore

After what happened to me last week I feel the need to talk about the dangers of the post writing daze and offer some advice to others on how to handle this fragile creative state. I have also been wondering how many accidents, slip ups, calamities, disasters, boo boos, costly mistakes, wrong turns, poor decisions… Continue reading How To Handle The Post Writing Daze #SundayBlogShare #Writer #Writing — BlondeWriteMore

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How to Write Better Stories — K. D. Dowdall

How to Write Better Stories Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 12, 2018 https://www.writingforward.com/storytelling/how-to-write-better-stories Melissa writes with a wealth of knowledge about how to write better, stronger, and more interesting stories that will capture your reader. Each example gives the writer something to think about and perhaps, will improve each story you want to write… Continue reading How to Write Better Stories — K. D. Dowdall

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Debunking Common Myths About Writing — K. D. Dowdall

Debunking Common Myths About Writing Have you fallen for any of these myths about writing? Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 5, 2018 ·https://www.writingforward.com/ Myths abound in the world of the arts, and writers are not immune to them. Many of us succumb to the fallacies that are floating around about what it […] via Debunking… Continue reading Debunking Common Myths About Writing — K. D. Dowdall

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The 5 Secrets to Developing Better Characters | BookDaily — K. D. Dowdall

The 5 Secrets to Developing Better Characters | BookDaily #AuthorTips By TA Sullivan November 8, 2017 The 5 Keys to Character Development My friend wanted me to attend a writing seminar with her, so I agreed to go. However, the summary said it was geared more for novices, so I didn’t really expect to learn […]… Continue reading The 5 Secrets to Developing Better Characters | BookDaily — K. D. Dowdall

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A Great Motivational Video from Extra Credits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDjrOaoHz9s I love the Extra History series on the Youtube channel, Extra Credits, and their videos on video games and gaming culture are just as fascinating. Though this video is all about video games, the advice is so applicable to writing and any kind of creative medium that I felt that I really ought to… Continue reading A Great Motivational Video from Extra Credits

Novels, On Writing, Questions

Novel Writing Questions No. 5: A Contents Page?

Okay, back in question 2, the comments suggested that naming the chapters is now out of style as this can give away the story but combining that with a table of contents can certainly spoil the story before the reader has got off the first page. That's why I normally skip a contents page when… Continue reading Novel Writing Questions No. 5: A Contents Page?