Old Stuff

Yesterday I grabbed an old case that I was keeping notes and things related to writing in. I am trying to revisit old methods of notetaking that I used to use, anything to do a better job than I am doing now. As I am looking through it though, I found countless sheets of paper … Continue reading Old Stuff

The Ails of Being a Pantser

There are lots of troubles when you are a pantser. Writers know what I mean, but for everyone else, here’s the scoop: a pantser is a writer who writes by the seat of their pants. No plan, no outlines, just writing. And it has been getting to be a bigger problem for me than anything … Continue reading The Ails of Being a Pantser

Working Through the Outline

I decided to do something a little different for book 2 of The Dangerous Life of Agnes Pyle. Working off my prior admission that outlining was a weakness of mine, I chose to work on making an outline for the entire book before I start writing it. I figured that I could do this while … Continue reading Working Through the Outline

Oh, Outlines…

Why don’t I outline? Maybe it’s the days I spent writing essays in school. All that prep work for a measly 500-word essay. I sneeze out 500 words anymore. Yet I remember spending days doing research, putting notes down on index cards (3 X 5 as they had to be), then outlining. Oh, how I … Continue reading Oh, Outlines…