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Reasonable Goal Setting

The speed at which a thing is accomplished has a lot to do with both motivation and ability. Some people are goal setters. They create a...

Novella to Novel

Knock off two letters, add about 150% more words and ta-da! Your rambling short story that outgrew it's outline can be a novel. Writing a...

Outlines, plot maps, and color coding

After writing a little more today, I realized that I was worried that the two parts of the story I was working on weren't going to fit...

Researching a new novel

Part of the fun of creating a new world is the ability to bring all the things you love into one place. For me, in Mistwalker, I took my...

Birth of a Prequel

When you spend time creating a world, it makes sense that you'd want to continue to play in it. Especially in the fantasy or urban...

A Perfect First Draft is Easy

I don't say it lightly, but it is true. A perfect first draft is easy. To be successful, you have to have goals. Achievable, measurable...