Lesson Plan: Character Development


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First off, quick update on the revision process. It’s been slow. But steady. But slow. So. Frustratingly. Slow. I’m about a quarter of the way through, I think. It’s a little hard to judge, because I’ve added almost 6,000 words through the process of rewriting and adding new scenes. I’d hoped to finish it by the end of this month, but that’s not going to happen. Now I’m aiming for the end of next month. NaNoWriMo (the BIG one) is coming up in November, and

My First Time: Draft Revisions


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I finally started! It took me–no joke–an hour to get through the first page. Then, the next morning, I realized it still wasn’t quite right and went over it for a second time. Then a third. There are, like, five original sentences left now, and I’m still not feeling great about it. Can one over-revise? Is that a thing? I’ve now made it up to the fourth chapter, but I have to say, this new pair of writer shoes I’m walking in are not even remotely

A Little Bit Broken


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By this point, I think I’ve established my goal. Which probably means it’s now time to put out, so to speak. My writing, I mean. Let me tell you about the novel I’m calling “A Little Bit Broken,” named as much for the story plot as for my attempts to pull it together in a cohesive and intelligible way. ALBB, as I will now refer to it, is actually a kind of a sequel. No, the first book has not yet been written. I plotted it out, outlined