Tag: Novels

Weeks of Writing: 2/22/21 to 3/7/21

A couple more weeks of writing come and gone. Check it out. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Joseph Heller. “Every writer I know has trouble writing.” ~ Joseph Heller I feel this one in my soul. Writing is rarely easy… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 2/22/21 to 3/7/21”

First Draft vs. Revision: One Plotter’s Preference

Writing a novel is a process of many individual steps, but all those steps generally fall under two very broad stages: drafting and revising. Just about every author I know prefers one or the other, and I thought I’d share a little about my… Continue Reading “First Draft vs. Revision: One Plotter’s Preference”

A Week of Writing: 1/11/21 to 1/17/21

Another week of writing in the books. Have a look. Words to Write By This week, we’re going back a couple hundred years for a great quote from Jane Austen. “I am not at all in a humor for writing; I must write on… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 1/11/21 to 1/17/21”

The Complete Picture Part 2: The Gaming Years

In the previous post, I discussed the last nine years of my short story submissions and presented data about the number of submissions, rejections, and so on. A friend of mine (Hi, Jared), however, wondered about the overlap between my short story submissions and… Continue Reading “The Complete Picture Part 2: The Gaming Years”

Weeks of Writing: 1/1/21 to 1/10/21

Here’s my writing report card for the first week and change of the new year. Let’s take a look. Words to Write By I really like this quote from novelist and playwright William Somerset Maugham, “There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 1/1/21 to 1/10/21”

2020 Writing Review Part 4: The Novels

I thought I was done with my writing review posts, but I spoke too soon. I, uh, remembered that the bulk of my writing time in 2020 had not been spent on short stories and their submissions, but on a pair of novels. So,… Continue Reading “2020 Writing Review Part 4: The Novels”

A Week of Writing: 11/30/20 to 12/6/20

Here’s my past week of writerly endeavors. Normally, I’d try and play catch-up and cover multiple weeks since I haven’t posted one of these in a while, but the last month and change have been pretty hectic, so I’m just gonna start over. 🙂… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 11/30/20 to 12/6/20”

Novel Work: Round One Revisions

A little over a month ago, I finished the first draft of a new novel tentatively titled Hell to Play. I let it sit for a while to rest, refocus, and work on other projects, but now I’ve started doing the initial read-through and… Continue Reading “Novel Work: Round One Revisions”

A Novel First Draft by the Numbers

A few days ago, I finished the first draft of a new novel tentatively titled Hell to Play. I’ve posted about first drafts in the past, but since this one is fresh in my mind I thought I’d break down the numbers and talk about… Continue Reading “A Novel First Draft by the Numbers”

A Week of Writing: 4/13/20 to 4/19/20

I’m settling in, writing more frequently, and my days now resemble something like my old routine. Time to dust off the weekly update posts. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from Stephen King. “I believe the first draft of a book — even… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 4/13/20 to 4/19/20”

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