Tag Archives: novel problems

How do writers overcome their fear

I was browsing through WordPress’s Reader when I stumbled upon a post that made me think. In that post, the writer said he/she had been writing for 30 years, but had yet to take the leap and show her work to … Continue reading

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Random thoughts about The Darkening

We are near the end of June and that means there are four more months before my début novel, The Darkening, launches. I’ve been busy creating stuff related to the book and dealing with things that happen behind the scenes … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt 55

“Oh, for the love of Holy Morhan, will you please stop thinking that there’s always something wrong?” Jonas stuck his hands in his pockets, kicked a pebble, and lowered his head. “Something is wrong, though,” he muttered under his breath. Pela … Continue reading

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Crutch words – ANGRY (part 2)

This is the second part of my list of ANGRY synonyms. You can find part one here. I have to admit, while researching for these, I often had to pause and double-check (and sometimes triple-check) that they were in fact … Continue reading

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Crutch words – ANGRY (part 1)

For a writer, drafting a story is all about putting all the thoughts down on paper (or virtual paper) as fast as possible. Often, if not always, this comes at a price. Drafts are messy. They often make us cringe … Continue reading

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Next steps, and plans

I hate making new years’ resolutions. In my mind, it’s ridiculous to think one can plan for something so far ahead, because life throws curved balls at us and changes everything. What we plan at the beginning of the year, … Continue reading

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Crutch words – WENT (part 2)

You didn’t think I forgot part 2 for this crutch word, did you? In case you missed part 1 you can find it here. When we draft our stories, we want to get them out as fast as possible. Which … Continue reading

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