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My Secret Novel Journal : Week Four

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My Secret Novel Journal : Week Four

Welcome back, my intrepid word adventurers. Over The last few weeks I’ve been editing my unruly middle-grade novel and hobnobbing at a local con, but now I can say I’ve completed the fourth week of smithing on this novel. I’ve banged together a workable outline, one I’ll continue to improve as I progress into the … Read more

My Secret Novel Journal : Week Three

This week I bounced between the distractions of setting up novel promotions and editing a middle-grade fantasy. I resolved a few sticking points for my current manuscript, but instead of talking about those I want to squee over character creation. Whether it’s rolling a character in Dungeons & Dragons, or even naming a character for … Read more

My Secret Novel Journal : Week Two

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My Secret Novel Journal : Week Two

After a week of outlining, I’m not satisfied. That’s a good place to be. I started collecting fun ideas for my story, amazing adventures for the setting, and challenges the protagonist could face. This locale I’ve used before, so I’m updating rather than inventing. When I indulge in cartography I use a Map Editor tool … Read more

My Secret Novel Journal : Week One

I love designing stories. The craft of writing a novel delights me with its challenges. This journal will chart the Odyssey of growing an idea into a book. All stories start with a concept, something that tickles your imagination. A friend on Twitter asked me, “What manner of eldritch rituals do you use to summon … Read more

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