• January 2018
    It depends, and not just on the kind of person you are—also on what you are writing. I can write without an outline, and it can be fun. It even works, mostly, when I’m writing fantasy/adventure kind of things. For that matter, I *can* write a...
  • October 2017
    I keep a list of my over-used words and search for them in the last stages of editing. But you make me think I need to look for gestures and behaviors and see if I fall back too often on some of those. Once you know you tend to do something, you can...
  • August 2017
    Count me another who's dubious about putting out any writing that's not thoroughly edited. Since writing is my product, that's the last thing I want to risk giving a poor impression. I'll vote with those who suggest making a set of questions...
  • December 2015
    I'm encouraged to see that I already do those things! Well, all but the punctuation search. Maybe I should look, though I consciously avoid them when writing fiction. I have a list of about 10 words or phrases that I overuse. I keep it taped to my...
  • April 2014
    I recently found the term "author-publisher," and I like it because it describes exactly what we do--everything!
  • February 2014
    Ooh, I like the fairy hut and treehouse. Though it's pouring rain today, so I think I'll enjoy my computer indoors :). Caitlyn, pen and paper does slow me down, but I've found that's not always a bad thing. It changes my writing, in ways that I...
  • February 2014
    Well, I just take a notebook and pen outdoors. The other option is to put a blanket over your head and the computer, which sorta defeats the purpose of being outdoors! But I'm comfortable composing at the computer or with a pen, so it makes it...

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