Uh oh, I’m working on a new novel

I have been happily crafting short stories for the last couple of years, in between finishing my last novel and weighing publishing options. Some stories have even been published. This has been immensely satisfying, especially in contrast with writing long-form fiction. It’s like the difference between adopting a dog and raising a child, where the... Continue Reading →

500 words of drivel a day

Dictionary.com definitions of drivel: 1. saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver. 2. childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle. When my I committed to my ROW80 goal at the beginning of April, my stated aim was to write 40,000 words of my novel-in-progress by July 1, what I... Continue Reading →

Outline Eureka!

I am a great outliner. I've written marketing plans, communications plans, white papers, newsletter articles, and magazine articles. For almost all of them, I have used MS Word's outline feature to organize my thoughts and the flow of the piece---usually before I write very many words. My fiction, on the other hand, I outline only... Continue Reading →

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