Posts Tagged ‘Writers Resources’

Writing A Novel: Loves Of Life Today’s exercise in the process of writing a novel is another notecard project. This time, the question requires you to probe deep inside to fond times in life. It should be a good exercise.  If you’re not in the process of writing, maybe this will help, too, in the […]

Writing A Novel – Learning From Mistakes The most powerful lessons we learn in life are from our own mistakes. Sometimes they’re silly mistakes. Sometimes they’re gross miscalculations. Sometimes we gambled too much and lost. Over the past two weeks we’ve been going through a series of daily exercises designed as a self-study, even for […]

Writing A Novel – Mistakes I’ve Made Many successful authors will tell you that writing about characters they have created is in part, writing about themselves. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been doing daily exercises of compiling a stack of 3 x 5 notecards full of lists of various self-study questions and topics. Today […]

Writing A Novel – Characteristics of People I Like An essential part of a good story is being able to add good qualities and flavor into the lives of your characters. You want to create empathy between them and your readers.  Even your antagonist needs to have a soft spot so your readers/viewers can relate to him/her […]

It’s Saturday – Time For A Mental Break Since Monday, I’ve made a daily post on the aspects I’ve been using to begin writing a novel. Today is Saturday and I’m going to take a mental break–at least here on the blog.  If you’ve been doing the exercises, you probably should take one, too. (If […]

Writing A Novel: A Guide And Record Of How I’m Going To Do It It’s been about a month and a half now since I began an adventure and as yet, I’ve not really told many what I’m doing. As I sit here and type, I even have a hesitation, something akin to having had a […]

Mad Men Season 6 Apostrophe Lesson–It’s the ’60s not 60’s Mad Men starts in just a few short hours and already I’m about to SCREAM about one of my biggest punctuation pet peeves–the use of the apostrophe in referencing the time period of the show, the 1960s.  Notice I didn’t write the 1960’s. You know […]




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