Tag Archives: planning

Story seeds, Planning, and Intuition

It’s happening again. The bug, the itch, the fever: you know what I mean. An idea has taken root, a seed has been planted, a tiny sliver of green has sprouted. A writing project, another one. Am I mad? I must be, I’ve only hardly finished my last and here I am jotting down notes […]

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Writing on a Prayer

“But I have trusted in thee, O Light, and said: Thou art my saviour. And my commandment, which thou hast decreed for me, is in thy hands. Save me out of the hands of the emanations of Self-willed, which oppress me and persecute me. Send thy light over me, for I am as naught before […]

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Plumbing your depths

To our readers: Our deepest apologies on the site being down for a few days from early last week to early this week, we had unexpected server difficulties. The issue has now been resolved but we’ll be examining ways to help ensure that it doesn’t happen again. We’re looking forward to providing you with more […]

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Write who you know

We all know the old adage to write what you know. We also all know the tension involved in that adage. Does a writer need to go out and “experience life” before they are able to write about it? If you write sci fi, how many flights into space or traveling back in time are […]

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Building with Legos

I acknowledge the trademarked status of “Lego” building blocks and use it here without permission. Phew! Legalities aside let’s get to it. :) After Mark’s recent Q&A with me for his site, and Paul’s post last week on first novels, I got to thinking about how I approach an idea when it’s new and it […]

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