CAMP NANOWRIMO April 2018 Wrap-Up

You know what they say about the best laid plans... When I started NANO on April 1st, I had plans to rewrite my WIP. Then I got into it and realized "Hey all that stress that made you think that this entire draft had to be scrapped isn't actually that bad", and I switched my... Continue Reading →

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Camp NanoWrimo: Week 1

Well we're one week into Camp NanoWrimo. I have finished revising and typing in the scenes/chapters that were transitioning from the last draft for ACT 1. That leaves three scenes that now need to be written for Act 1 to be complete, which I consider pretty good and I'm hoping to get that done early... Continue Reading →

Salvaging Old Scenes for New Drafts

It's officially April as I'm writing this, which means Camp Nanowrimo is here! I'm doing a big revision/rewrite this month of my WIP, and I've spent the last few weeks making a game plan and evaluating the old drafts and what needs to change or be added from scratch. A lot of the background for... Continue Reading →

Using Character to Outline

Last week I talked about my plans for a major revision of my work in progress. In that post I mentioned that my main issues were world building and character arcs. As soon as I recognized that was where my focus needed to be, I began researching ways to develop these areas. This research led... Continue Reading →

Writing Resources

I love reading writing advice and processes from all sorts of sources, so this week I'm sharing those that I regularly return to. This mostly consists of Youtube channels and blogs, with a few more general writing resources. There's a lot of helpful writing resources out there, so this is by no means an exhaustive... Continue Reading →

Revising by Hand

For the last several weeks I’ve been revising the fourth draft of my manuscript by hand. It’s a method I’m familiar with in theory, but one I’ve never done this extensively. After obsessively reading through author blogs and advice I realized I needed to try something new. I’d already done roughly two and a half... Continue Reading →

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