Tag Archives: writing process

Writing Pain in Fiction

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Allison Maruska Confession: I’m writing this post as a form of procrastination and it may be a bit wandering, but I think we’ll end at a coherent place. I’m supposed to…

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Aerial View of a Draft

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 5 If you’re the kind of author who initially overwrites, fear not. Drafts are discovery. The process even has its own genre, either adventure or mystery. Once you have ideas out of your head … Continue reading

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First You Have to Write Many, Many Words

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 4 In May of this year, Copyblogger released an article entitled One Skill that Will Take Your Writing from Good to Great. The key message taken away from the described writing course was “Not … Continue reading

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What is Your Everest?

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 3 Against the current As many of Alberta’s residents enjoyed their heyday over the last 10-15 years before the economic crash, I struggled through one of the most difficult periods of my life. At … Continue reading

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Reverse Psychology: The Threat of Housework to Kick-Start a Muse with Attitude

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 2 It’s insane. I wrote two full blog article drafts and half of a third for two different series in an hour (a record, to be sure) when I should have been somewhere else … Continue reading

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Time to Kick Some Butt — Mine

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 1 It’s July, so the starting date has arrived. There’s no more room for excuses. I’ve been preparing for months for this moment. It’s time to face the hardest writing job I’ve had to … Continue reading

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Summer Direction for This Blog

I have had this idea for a while, but this summer I will be putting it into practice. I need to finish some book projects, and writing about my processes, discoveries, and daily efforts along the way will help to … Continue reading

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Dystopian Fiction: A View on This Popular Genre

It is written that utopia is boring to readers, that we are not wired to read about no conflict (how about goals?), and that a perfect world is so unachievable there is no point in writing about it. True, but … Continue reading

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