• October 2015
    Just put up a blog post on She Writes about how Closest to the Fire: A Writer's Guide to Law and Lawyers came to exist.
  • November 2014
    As I recall, the rest of that suggestion included having the character fall down. I sent one of my main characters off a cliff.
  • November 2014
    There are plenty of "Nano rebels" who rewrite or continue previous work, or set smaller targets, or do collections of stories and poems. Diving in mid-stream is a perfectly good way to join that fraternity. :-)
  • November 2014
    Usually, I publish a novel in mid-October. That means that all the editing and proofreading is over almost three weeks before I dive into Nano. This year, I had too much to do in the rest of my life and decided to publish the book in early December...
  • November 2013
    I have used dreams in several of my novels, when they seemed like a vivid and concise way to share some aspect of the character's past or personality. In my WIP (for National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo or Nano), I have a lucid dreamer...
  • May 2013
    For me, the bang-out-a-rough-draft-and-expand-later model works very well. It's the only reliable way for me to keep my inner editor from interfering at all the wrong times. I use the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) variant: write the rough...
  • October 2011
    Wow, that's a lot of work showing!  What percentage would you say are YA-oriented?  The first 8 seem to be....

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