Writing Wednesdays



Dearest Readers:


Welcome to the spot I like to call Writing Wednesdays! Here is where I talk about writing.

My latest posts are these:
August 18, 2019: Writer Retreating and Writer Goaling 
August 21, 2019: How New York, Ants, and Other Moms Won'tKeep Me from Keeping On
October 17, 2019: Football Games, Ikea, & Fall Trees--Oh My!

A quick note: This blog is to help anyone who's wondering if the writing life is for them or misses having coffee talk with a critique group over plot problems. This is a very conversational blog, and it isn't meant to be taken as a technical book with templates and bullet points and "Just the facts, ma'am."

If you want one of those, I highly recommend books such as:

Now, back to my blog posts (those in RED are still to come):

Should You Be a Writer? (Posted 8/27/2014)

So How Exactly am I Supposed to Know I'm Supposed to be a Writer? (Posted 9/3/2014)

Motivation: How to Get It and Keep It (Posted 9/24/2014)


Chasing Rabbits in November (Posted 11/12/2014) 

NaNoWriMo: Why Fast Writing is Like That Orpheus Story (Posted 11/3/2015)

NaNoWrimo: Are You Being a Crazy (Productive) Monkey with a Project A and B? (Posted 11/11/2015)

Revision Section:

My 7 Draft Process (Posted October 20, 2015)

How to Revise Your Story: Part 1 (Posted May 18, 2015)

Finishing a Book Makes A Person Neglect Things (Posted August 9, 2015)
Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing
Productive Procrastination

Creating a Realistic Writing Plan (Posted 1/25/2015)

The Reality of Creating a Great Paperback Using Createspace (Posted 1/4/2015)

Stringing Up a Clothesline for Your Story (Posted 2/2/2015)

Bullets, The Office & Writing Short First Drafts (Posted 11/8/2015)

The Pros and Cons of Writing Conferences
The Pros and Cons of Critique Partners
The Pros and Cons of Social Media  
Finding Your Comfort Level When Writing, Promoting, and Publishing 

Embracing the Shiny New Story (Posted 2/12/2015) 



YEAR ONE: The Mistakes Edition (Posted 12/31/2014)
YEAR TWO: How Good Was My 2015? (In Regard to Writing)? (Posted 1/2/2016) 
YEAR THREE & FOUR: 

(Section to Come) Keeping the Fun Quotient High as You Slog Through:

1) Coming up with scenes you look forward to

2) Coming up wtih people you look forward to spending time with

Self-Doubt

Overwhelmed Inertia: Procrastination and Writing (Posted 4/14/2015)

Taping Duct Tape Across Your Inner Critic's Mouth (Posted 4/26/2015)

A Review of What I Did

-Why It's Important to Let Your Story Stew (Posted 12/3/2014)

-My Experience with Amazon Preorder (Posted 12/10/2014)

-Lucky 13: Creating a Cover for His Favorite Distraction (Posted 12/12/2014)
Bad Mom Rents a Man: The Short Story That Was So Hard To Do

-My Crappy Book Cover Experience (Posted 5/12/2015)
Writing Tools

My Writing and Revising Templates (Appendix) 

The Quick and Dirty Dummies' Guide to Plot, Character and Setting (Appendix)

Miscellaneous 

October 17, 2019: Football Games, Ikea, and Fall Trees--Oh My!

August 21, 2019: How New York, Ants, and Other Moms Won'tKeep Me from Keeping On

August 18, 2019: Writer Retreating and Writer Goaling

January 1, 2016: How Good Was My 2015? (In Regard to Writing)?

November 11, 2015: Are You Being a Crazy (Productive) Monkey with a Project A and B?

November 8, 2015: Bullets, The Office, and a Writer Tip

November 2, 2015: Why Fast Writing is Like That Orpheus Story

October 31, 2015: Prepping for Halloween & NaNoWriMo Success!

October 27, 2015: NaNoWriMo: How I'm Going to Use This Opportunity to Revise

October 20, 2015: My Seven Draft Process

August 9, 2015: Finishing a Book Makes A Person Neglect Things

May 18, 2015: How to Revise Your Story: Part 1

May 12, 2015: My Crappy Book Cover Experience

April 26, 2015: Taping Duct Tape Across Your Inner Critic's Mouth