Greetings from 20,000 words. My Pathfinder Tales novel is about 1/4 complete! This draft will be about 80k, and then I'll go back in and flesh it out to its full 90-100k word count. Despite having worked on dozens of novels written by other people, this is the very first novel written by me. I don't [...]

It's hard to write at home. That's why writers go to coffee shops or find other secluded places. I find most public spots too distracting, and my favorite writing nook closes too early, so I took a friend up on an invitation to co-work on Saturday and Sunday. In child development, they call it parallel [...]

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So, I'm outlining a novel. Yes, a novel that I'm going to be writing. It's extremely exciting, settling in to write a novel that I'm passionate about. Outlining looked like it would be easy. This is how the book starts. This is what happens next. This is what happens after that. It's like cheating, deciding [...]

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Kathleen Tudor gave a great ten-minute talk at the Circlet Press retreat last weekend, and this week she's turned it into a blog post on Excising Exposition. It's absolutely worth a read. Kathleen writes: My characters were in orbit of a planet with a red sea, admiring the view. Did it really add anything to [...]

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This weekend was Circlet Press's West Coast retreat for editors and authors. It was given the hashtag #porncampwest for Twitter purposes, and the name caught on, but it wasn't actually all about porn. There were sessions on the history of Circlet Press, on writing the "other" without cultural appropriation, and on making scenes steamy, but [...]

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