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28 09, 2017

Sticky Note Plot Visuals

By | 2018-04-21T23:18:41+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Craft, Plotcasters|0 Comments

(cross-posted from www.plotcasters.com). There was a request on the Plotcasters twitter feed about what the sticky note plot looks like when it's on the wall and why the colored stickies are important. Great question! It's difficult to visualize a physical process just from an auditory podcast, so our team has decided to do some short videos to support the

8 01, 2014

Don’t Beat Yourself Up

By | 2014-01-08T14:46:38+00:00 January 8th, 2014|Craft, Inklings|1 Comment

Preamble: For a little over the past month, I've been writing 2000 words per day. I made the decision to do this for a year in order to up my literary output after a year of frustration with the same output. I have several stories I want to tell, and unlike my more youthful friend sin YA, I don't have

30 03, 2013

Tracking Book Sales as an Author

By | 2013-03-30T15:18:20+00:00 March 30th, 2013|Craft, Inklings|3 Comments

There's nothing like a free promotion on the Nook blog to make an author  (more) obsessive about tracking sales stats. Sure, Amazon's Author Central is there to provide a limited version of Bookscan, as well sales ranks for your books on Amazon. but what if you and your publisher are promoting a FREE ebook sale across multiple vendors and you

19 12, 2010

Fast Draft Day 18: Crank

By | 2010-12-19T03:30:08+00:00 December 19th, 2010|Craft, Inklings|0 Comments

3028 words for the day. No insights left. Date/Words/Total 12-18/3028/57813 12-17/3111/54758 12-16/3187/51647 12-15/3027/48460 12-14/3016/45433 12-13/3190/42417 12-12/3001/39228 12-11/3070/36227 12-10/3007/33157 12-9/5584/30150 12-8/3003/24566 12-7/3043/21563 12-6/3075/18520 12-5/3110/15445 12-4/3093/12335 12-3/3014/9242 12-2/3131/6228 12-1/3087/3087

18 12, 2010

Fast Draft Day 17: Grind

By | 2010-12-18T04:24:17+00:00 December 18th, 2010|Craft, Inklings|0 Comments

One word after another makes a sentence makes a paragraph makes a page. Grind, grind, grind. Date/Words/Total 12-17/3111/54758 12-16/3187/51647 12-15/3027/48460 12-14/3016/45433 12-13/3190/42417 12-12/3001/39228 12-11/3070/36227 12-10/3007/33157 12-9/5584/30150 12-8/3003/24566 12-7/3043/21563 12-6/3075/18520 12-5/3110/15445 12-4/3093/12335 12-3/3014/9242 12-2/3131/6228 12-1/3087/3087

17 12, 2010

Fast Draft Day 16: Details

By | 2010-12-17T03:53:12+00:00 December 17th, 2010|Craft, Inklings|0 Comments

Lots of little details here and there and everywhere. Date/Words/Total 12-16/3187/51647 12-15/3027/48460 12-14/3016/45433 12-13/3190/42417 12-12/3001/39228 12-11/3070/36227 12-10/3007/33157 12-9/5584/30150 12-8/3003/24566 12-7/3043/21563 12-6/3075/18520 12-5/3110/15445 12-4/3093/12335 12-3/3014/9242 12-2/3131/6228 12-1/3087/3087

16 12, 2010

Fast Draft Day 15: Backfill

By | 2010-12-16T00:20:17+00:00 December 16th, 2010|Craft, Inklings|0 Comments

Today, I wrote one new scene and spent the rest of the time back filling other scenes with setting details and short descriptions. Date/Words/Total 12-15/3027/48460 12-14/3016/45433 12-13/3190/42417 12-12/3001/39228 12-11/3070/36227 12-10/3007/33157 12-9/5584/30150 12-8/3003/24566 12-7/3043/21563 12-6/3075/18520 12-5/3110/15445 12-4/3093/12335 12-3/3014/9242 12-2/3131/6228 12-1/3087/3087