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terry-odell's picture
Feb.08.2011
When you're an author, you sit and write the books in your head. Sometimes the story flows, sometimes it slogs, but you write. Most of us have critique partners or groups—people to bounce ideas off of, and to offer feedback on the WIPs. If they say they have trouble with a plot thread, or even...
darlene-arden's picture
Aug.26.2010
I know, I know,  slipped off the radar screen again.  Where have I been?  Good question. I've been working on a major project. More about that much, much later.  Superstitious, you know!  I did my annual trek to Kutztown University to teach part of the Dog Training and Management Course.  I can't...
dk-christi's picture
Mar.24.2010
That's what it's been since 2006 when my first novel, Arirang: The Bamboo Connection, was published. I enjoyed writing that book with a passion that is beyond expression. Every minute beyond my day job was consumed with writing, edits, changes, and finally the promotion of the finished 497 pages...
jennifer-redmond's picture
Feb.17.2010
Morning Thoughts—and Edits This morning’s walk was a fiasco. Instead of energizing or relaxing me—like one's morning exercise is supposed to do—I came across a stray typographical error which pitched me into a funk from which I haven’t yet recovered.  Normally I love my early walks in San Diego’s...
terry-odell's picture
Dec.10.2009
By the time this post appears, I'll be on my way to a week in Colorado. We'll see family and have a chance to celebrate a portion of our holiday with two of our kids, their spouses, and our grandson. His second birthday precipitated the trip, and while we're out there, we'll also start some...
terry-odell's picture
Nov.09.2009
I met my goal, and as of Thursday night, Draft 1 of my mystery is complete. It came in at close to 96K, which is long. But it's done, and I am very pleased with the storyboard tracking method I used. I ended up with 32 chapters, which just so happens to be the number of squares on my board. I...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Oct.07.2009
Easier than telling a story in a comic. I've never written a comic, so I have no idea about this, but the word "easy" got me thinking about the "easy" process of writing a book. Everyone probably has their own way of going about writing a book, but I would bet there’s a general...
cat-connor's picture
Sep.22.2009
We rule the night... well not so much rule as cough, splutter and cry all night - which I guess is ruling it when you're 3, because here I am blogging before any normal person is up. We've been awake since 2ish. Breezy is snuggled on the couch with blankets watching 'Fairly Odd Parents' between...