My Personal Pre-Writing Process Part 2

This is the second post about my pre-writing process. If you haven’t checked out the first part, you can find it here. Today it’s all about plotting. But, here’s a confession. I’m not much of a plotter. I’m generally what we call in the writing world a plantser. That is, someone who writes by the … Continue reading My Personal Pre-Writing Process Part 2

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A Writer’s Tool Kit: People Watching

If you’ve been a writer for any period of time, you’ve likely encountered a desire to take real life and put it in your stories, or at the very least, allow reality to inspire your fiction. One really practical way of doing this is to people watch.

Using Scene Writing to Strengthen Your Stories

using scene writing to strengthen your writing

  You know those scenes that pop into your head, but don't quite fit with your work in progress? Those random lines of dialogue or tidbits of action? I believe those bits of inspiration are the jelly to the jam of your WIP. (Is that an expression? It is now.) For me, these inspirations are … Continue reading Using Scene Writing to Strengthen Your Stories