Tag Archives: Backstory

Writing is Discovery, Dammit!

Dammit a hundred times. The novel is now over 74,000 words, but I’ve spent the last week locking down historic characters. By that I mean, the period I’m writing about has a large cast of characters and while a few … Continue reading

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Writing is Easy, but Writing a Novel…

I’ve had my writing voice for many years. I don’t know why it evolved the way it did, but it is easy for me to express my thoughts with this style. I write very fast most of the time and … Continue reading

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Outlining

I’ve avoided outlining my story from the very beginning. In the very, very beginning I wanted to write the story something like Jack Kerouac’s first draft of On the Road. Basically he did a mind dump with a typewriter and one of … Continue reading

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Characterization

I should be writing Chapter X atm. But I want to record some feedback from my girlfriend who’s acting as my first editor. She noted that she was surprised at how well my dialogs flowed and how none of it … Continue reading

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