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Tag: writing advice
Links to August’s Stories
Curious about where you can find my writing and editing work from August 2022? Check the links below for my work from Strange Horizons, Tor Nightfire, and more. I also turned 32 this week!
How I Write: A New Story a Day
August is my short story challenge month, where I attempt to write a short story (+1,500-words) every day. I wanted to share how I'm able to write a new story within an hour a majority of days.
How I Write: Using Scene Cards to Tell a Story
On index cards sometimes just on a dry erase board or poster board, writers build a story just by its scenes. Instead of writing it out word by word, they draw or sketch it with images or words. Sometimes it'll just be something as simple as 'The Bad Man Dies' and some sketch of how the scene should look or take place.
Writing Life Updates: July 2022
I've been spending my time doing a lot of career planning and looking to the future. The question on my mind is: this time next year, where do I want to be? The answers I've been chewing on are the steps and moves I need to make to get to that dream writer-self by July 2023. I do this type of thinking/planning every year and whether or not I get the thing I want, I always end up in a better place than where I started with opportunities crawling out of the woodwork. But how do I build on that to make sure my career and craft are constantly growing?
How I Write: Spreadsheeting a Novel
One of my favorite steps in the writing, editing, and revising process is spreadsheeting my story. Spreadsheeting a novel is when a writer or editor takes a story and breaks it out into a spreadsheet summarizing the story on the scene level.
Links to March’s Published Stories
Curious about where you can find my writing and editing work from March 2022? Check the links below for my work from Fireside Fiction, Lightspeed Magazine, Strange Horizons, and more.
How to Organize Your Desk as a Writer
Are you optimizing your space for success?
My Method for Selling Over 200 Stories
Examples of pitches that have landed me up to $28,000
8 Stellar Outlining Techniques for the Smart Writer
Outlining processes for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer.