Month: November 2012

  • Stuck in the Middle: Or, singing the rewrite blues

    Once upon a time, my rewrites were going GREAT! I mean, things were just ticking along as quickly as they could, and some of the scenes I discovered – even I liked them! I raced towards the midpoint and then … And then I hit the big ol’ midpoint wall. I’m not sure what I…

  • Revision and Plotting: Do as I say, not as I’ve done (pt 2)

    As promised, here are the last 5 tips, or my advice on writing that sometimes, I’ve had a hard time remembering, and other times, has been learned the hard way. (for part 1 of this post, see: Revision and Plotting: Do as I say, not as I’ve done (pt1). Hope it helps! It’s your story.…

  • Revision and Plotting: Do as I say, not as I’ve done, Pt 1

    Do you ever have a moment when you pray to whatever you believe in that maybe, just maybe, you’ll start getting smarter? That maybe you’ll stop making the same ridiculous mistakes again and again, ever after making your life more difficult? I do. Especially when it comes to my writing. As with many things, it’s…

  • Favored Old Friend: “What if”

    Halloween is just past, and one of my favorite holidays. I didn’t dress up this year, between dragging the kidlet out (kidlet was a horse), and work and whatnot. And yet, I love dressing up because it allows me to consider my favorite “what if” of all time: what if we could really become who/what…