For the second year in a row, 3 of my 5 online critique partners (you can read our really adorable post of how we came together and our first year as a group here) joined me in the Adirondacks for a weekend writing retreat. For a second year in a row, we did it at … Continue reading HOW TO WRITING RETREAT
Dear Susan,Last year, I was stuck. I had just broken up with someone I loved. I was miserable. And previously, I had always been able to turn to my writing as a place of comfort but last February, I hadn't written anything but fanfiction for months. Don't get me wrong. I love fanfiction and still … Continue reading CPiversary! (Or: A Thank You Letter to Susan Dennard)
I've stated before that I'm typically a pantser (meaning I don't plot out my stories ahead of time. I generally kind of sort of know where they're going, and only because usually the first two scenes I write are the bookends. I write the last scene first, and then the first scene, and then I … Continue reading Storyboarding!
Normally, I'm a pantser. For those not In The Know, that means that I almost never plan out my stories before I start writing. I might research, but I rarely outline. I usually know the beginning, and then end, and then I start connecting the dots. I frequently write a series of scenes, maybe 15-20 … Continue reading On Pantsing, Planning, and Partnerships