Recently I decided to download Scrivener, a software program designed for writers. I'd been getting half-off codes for Scrivener for the past 10 years or so as part of Nanowrimo's winner prize package. I figured it could be helpful in writing the last book of the Wolf Point series, to bring together all the information … Continue reading a love letter to scrivener
Like most writers, I enjoy listening to music while I write. But you gotta have music that fits your writing mood! I often also prefer music without lyrics - pop music makes me want to sing and dance so it really doesn't help me when I write. This Nanowrimo I already have a few go-to artists … Continue reading writing music
As April winds to an end, I find myself in the midst of two things: finishing up my story for Camp Nanowrimo, and preparing Scavengers for release later this week! Currently I'm at around 18,500 words in "The Madman," which will be a second Wolf Point prequel novella. I only need to write about 500 … Continue reading a week of writing and revising
You'd think, after having four giant snowstorms in as many weeks and getting a number of days off from work for that very reason, with nothing to do other than sit in my apartment alone, that I would have done MUCH more writing than I have. Nope. Yesterday cabin fever set in and I had … Continue reading writing weather?
Scavengers finally has a cover! This took me a long time... mostly due to issues getting permission to use images. For both Hitchhikers and Dreamwalkers, I was able to find images over at sxc.hu and Flickr, and the photographers got back to me fairly quickly. Both of the images I used for this cover were … Continue reading Scavengers cover reveal!
I'm nearing the end of Camp Nanowrimo and last night I ended up writing the most in one day that I have all month (a whopping 1,300 words), and once again my main character ended up giving himself stitches (this also happens in Hitchhikers). For some reason I feel the need to break my characters … Continue reading I am not very nice to my characters
As I was working on Dreamwalkers Friday night, I realized that I am nearly at the point of the mid-point reversal. I didn't know what a mid-point reversal was until I read Story Engineering by Larry Brooks. At that point I looked at Hitchhikers and was pleased to find that I had instinctively included this … Continue reading the mid-point reversal