My Outlining Process

It's been some time since I wrote a post. That's because I've been spending every moment of spare time I have writing. I've been more productive over the last two months than I was all summer. In large part, because of a new outlining process I've been using. I've tried outlines before. I tried the … Continue reading My Outlining Process

My Writing Process

Up until a few months ago, I always thought I was an outline writer. You know, plan the beginning, middle, end -- double check themes, conflict, and character story arch. Sub-headings. Sub-headings of sub-headings. Bullet points. Looked something like this: 1. instigating conflict A. main character wants... -scene: B. main enemy is? C. main character … Continue reading My Writing Process

Character Outlines

If you're having a hard time figuring out the voice of your character and fleshing out his or her personality, try outline brainstorming. Complete the following information, but write it as if you are that character.   Immediate Family (complete for each character):  What are the names, ages, and birthdays of your family members? Are … Continue reading Character Outlines

Tending My Craft: A List of Resources that Root My Writing

Many who know me know that I love talking and writing about writing just about as much as I enjoy writing my stories (sometimes more). I love to critique and I love to discuss critiques and provide resources that I've found valuable that I hope will give support and direction to other writers. So, here … Continue reading Tending My Craft: A List of Resources that Root My Writing

WOTF Tips and Tricks (What I learned from analyzing other people’s stories by their results)

I submitted to the Writers of the Future contest a total of five times. Vol. 33: Q3 - R; Q4 - R (rewrite of previous submission) Vol. 34: Q1 - R (new story); Q2 - Second Place (rewrite of submission from vol. 33, q's 1&2); Q3 - HM (accidentally submitted under a different name arrangement … Continue reading WOTF Tips and Tricks (What I learned from analyzing other people’s stories by their results)