How to Write: update

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How to Write: update

How to Write: update

Good morning fellow writers! How is it going? Are you following along in the How to Write series? Do you have any questions? I am here to give you a little update and talk about plotting and pantsing. I took off the fourth of July to celebrate our glorious Union, got into the writing chair late that evening and finished the first chapter(click here for first chapter). I also penned Sunday’s blog post. I am doing more writing at the moment than I have done in a few months. It’s wonderful. I hope you are also being productive. You should

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Writer Groupie Episode 31 Interview with Tof Eklund

Writer Groupie Episode 31 Interview with Tof Eklund

Tof Eklund is a nonbinary transgender author, parent, and professor at Full Sail University, where they teach Creative Writing and Game Design. Their interests include fantasy, romance, comics, videogames and RPGs. Tof is currently editing RPG book The Unconventional Elf (sequel to The Unconventional Dwarf), and working on a videogame set in the world of Autumn Harvest. In this episode, we discuss their book, Autumn Harvest Maiden, being a parent, and being genderqueer(a form of transgender identity). My little dog, Tink, decides she wants time on screen again, so she appears on the show! SHOW NOTES: We learn about Tof’s

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Things all writers need

As a followup, Unplugged Thursday was an utter hit. I wrote 1000+ words in an hour and it was all longhand. Quite a feeling of accomplishment, I have to say. The company with me, the food–everything was great. Well, except the weather. It was cloudy and had a chance of storms. It didn’t get bad until later though, after I got home, so it was a real treat. I cannot wait for next week! Today, while I was at work, I was inspired by a podcast with a motivational speaker. I didn’t get the guy’s name, but he had some

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Event today: Author Rodeo Roundup

Event today: Author Rodeo Roundup

Today is one of my events listed on the events page, the Author Rodeo Roundup, and I am pretty excited about it. I love live events where I get to meet other readers and writers and published authors and such.  There is no better feeling than being in front of a crowd of rapt listeners. If you have been following my blog, you know that I have interviewed a couple of the guests who will be there. I am really excited to be able to meet them as well. Today’s fun will be at the R C Pugh Library on

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My writing rant

People who want to be writers baffle me. Those who write and publish don’t say, “I want to write”-they just do it. The ones who look at you wistfully and say, “I’m going to write a book” or “My book is going to be a bestseller” and haven’t even written the first page—yeah, that’s who I’m talking about. They need to quit talking about it, and get on with it. I mean, what’s stopping them? The world today is a lot different than it was when I was getting a book out for the first time. You don’t have to

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