Today I’ve had some odd developments with my novel. I’m not sure what parts are related (or not), but I’ll share and let you guys tell me if you’ve got similar experiences.
First of all, I downloaded a free trial of Scrivener (as an aside, their 30-day trial counts days you use the software, which is really nice). I actually did the tutorial, so I just got started importing my novel today. This has had few unexpected effects. Continue Reading
I’m heading into the crazy hour before dinner. I’ve got a billion things to do in this hour, and I’m frazzled and don’t want to do any of them. Oh, and the day’s nearly out and I don’t even know what I’m going to post on the blog today.
I’m not a planner, can you tell?
So, this isn’t going to be deep or profound, but here we go (and yes, I should be dealing with dinner).
I’ve been thinking about verbs lately. Nothing terribly exciting, mind you, but they are sort of important. So, why is it when I’m trying to write, I can only come up with bland verbs (like the two in this sentence)? I can’t be the only person with this problem (there’s over a billion people out there), so I thought it might be fun and/or useful to “collect” good verbs and categorize them. Continue Reading
I recently put out a post with a few suggestions on how to beat writer’s block (here). They weren’t all-encompassing or anything, but at least it’s a start.
Today I’m going to continue along the same line with a list of reasons why you (maybe) haven’t finished you manuscript yet and, more importantly, a few ideas on how to get around these stumbling blocks. Continue Reading