Stagnant Villians

I've been reading David Farland's, Million Dollar Outlines and I must tell you that so far it's a close second to Orson Scott Card's Characters and Viewpoint in terms of usefulness. One of the big...

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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Boston Writers Meetup

I had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the Boston Writers Meetup on Tuesday. It is a vibrant group of people who meet to critique each others works and provide helpful insight. It was well worth the time. I …

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I have been asked at writers meet-ups about how I write. I tend to devote at least an hour a day to my writing. I like to dedicate my first hour in the morning to writing. One thing I tend …

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Characters and Viewpoints

Another great writing resource I have found is another book in the elements of writing series, Elements of Writing Fiction – Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing) by Orson Scott Card, author of the ender series. When I started …

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NYC Pitch and Shop 2010

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am going to the NYC Pitch and Shop conference in September. I did lots of research prior to signing up, it is expensive but it looks promising. I figured I’d get …

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Trouble Writing?

I wanted to point out some of the books that I found helpful in beginning to write. I am an Electrical Engineer by trade and avoided writing like the plague throughout college. Now, I am well educated and I have …

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Since starting to write, I didn’t get too hung up on software. This was OK at first as I started writing using my Ipad and I was using “My Writing Nook“. This has the advantage that you use Google to …

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Grub Street: The Next JK Rowling

About twelve of us gathered, the sun rising in the sky, people slowly filling the common outside. The heat was oppressive in the building as we started and slowly the air conditioning kicked in. This was my first course that …

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Recommended Listening

Today I wanted to express my thanks to two podcasts that I find extremely inspirational: I Should Be Writing This was the first podcast I found for writing and gave me a lot of inspiration. Highly recommended. The Secrets I …

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I am a new novelist who is currently finishing the first revision on my novel: Kara, the first book in a planned trilogy. The other two novels are outlined, but need to be written still. I also have a few …

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