Pen to the Page

Pen to the Page I’ve been quiet recently as I’ve been reading and thinking about some aspects of how I’m going to write my own novel. What kind of perspective will I have? What tense? How am I going to name these characters? How do I write the first sentence? Some answers instead of questions…

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WIP: Fifth Update

WIP: Fifth Update I set myself a challenge last week to finish all of the back stories by the end of today. I am happy to report that I have completed them! I am glad that I decided to do this, as it helped strengthen the characters. By creating their pasts, it has shown how…

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WIP: Fourth Update

WIP: Fourth Update In my last update I mentioned the things I was going to do this week were read, start creating character back stories and begin writing some small pieces. I have started working on the first two – getting through more of the book that I’m currently reading – Patricia Cornwell’s PREDATOR –…

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WIP: Third Update

WIP: Third Update Last week I was able to create all the different plots that will intertwine to form the story. This week was spent on a different variety of activities. The majority of my writing time was spent looking for information about how to avoid amateur mistakes. Some of the articles I have read:…

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WIP: Second Update

WIP: Second Update I have been spending quite a bit of time pouring over the notes that I have created for different points that I wanted to capture within the story. I was pondering how I was going to plan out the plot. I was thinking of using multicolored post-it notes and charting out how…

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WIP: First Update

WIP: First Update As I have been hinting at lately, I’m getting into planning out my story. I have currently finished creating the outlines of the eight characters who will be playing an important part in my story. From here, I am now piecing together the different sections of the plot that I have noted…

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Writing: Stage 0.1

Writing: Stage 0.1 I’ve had my writing on hold for quite a long time. Now that I’ve been working on this blog (1st birthday just over a week ago) I have been writing semi-consistently for the past year, with the last couple of months becoming even more steady. I am ALMOST ready to start looking…

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