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Utilizing Personal Experience and Letting it Feed Your Work

“For some time now I had been separating my writing from experience, and this resulted in feeling as though my work was turning out inauthentic. Recently, I’ve been allowing myself to check my fears, to utilize them, draw from them, and not apologize for what they’ve taught me. The question always remained, “What would people think when they […]

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Prepping for an Effective Writing Session + The Effects of Daily Brainstorming

“Getting lost in an idea is always pleasant, especially when you’ve begun to map out the path you want your project to take. However, it is when you’re feeling uninspired, when the ideas seem to not flow the way they used to, that you begin to question if continuing is even worth it. – It […]

February Planning, Novel Refinement, and Writing Risks

“As February begins, so does the list of new writing goals to achieve. The last week I’ve spent trying to give myself the time I needed to work through all of the stress of an everyday productive lifestyle. I know that the nights are going to get longer, the work is going to get harder, and the time to […]

An Update on Life and My Experience Writing From My Antagonist’s Perspective

“Here’s to hoping for yet another productive week. I’ve noticed that I’ve gotten rather good at making sure everything that I need to do is thoroughly planned, but when it comes to actually sitting down to execute all of those to-dos, I tend to shift too much off to be done on an upcoming day. (That […]

NaNoWriMo 2017: An Update and the Pressure to Finish On Time

“This NaNoWriMo has been increasingly difficult as the end of the month continues to near, but I am doing the best I can to keep it together, and to keep writing as much as I can. There were a lot of obstacles to overcome this year, but I am holding on and determined to do […]

NaNoWriMo 2017: Week #2 Progress + “First Drafts Are Not Final Drafts.”

“This year’s NaNoWriMo still has quite the way to go, and I am finding it increasingly difficult to stay on track with my word count. I’ve had moments where all I wanted to do was start over, where I honestly believed that I would not be making it to the end. However, I do not believe […]

NaNoWriMo 2017: Dual Perspective + Character Conflict

“Creating the world the way you see it, the way that best fits the project at hand, is not an easy task to undertake. Playing with original ideas, throwing around the different possibilities you might adapt for the sake of your novel, can cloud your mind. Changing up the way in which you are comfortable […]

NaNoWriMo 2017: Planning, Setup, and Awaiting the Start

“NaNoWriMo has always been a time for me to really hunker down and get my writing in order. It is the time of the year I can truly remind myself of my capabilities, of what I can do once I make the time to get down to business. This year, I haven’t had an idea in […]

Write More, Write Efficiently: “Developing Your Written World.”

“It is never easy to pick up a project again once it’s been neglected for quite some time. The initial drive, the initial fire may have been put out, and you’re left trying to salvage what is left of it. I can certainly say that I’ve begun to feel as though I’ve gotten my planning in order. […]

Writing Your Masterpiece: “Don’t Set the Scene. Live It. Experience It.”

“When I begin anew, I sometimes forget to challenge myself. I sometimes forget to exercise my abilities as a writer. I get comfortable in what I know I’m able to accomplish, and I lose sight of all that I could be doing to grow. Lately, as I’ve been assessing my progress I’ve come to realize […]