Inklings #7 – Adverbs

Welcome to another Inklings blog! As usual I’m taking 30yrs of experience and trying to offer some tips and help towards your own writing projects. Today, we’re going to talk about adverbs. If you’re having high school flashbacks, or staring at the word trying to remember what the heck it means – don’t worry! That’s …
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Inklings #6 – Too Many Lightbulbs

It’s a regular complaint of a writer that they keep having ideas about other projects when they’re trying to write the one in front of them. It’s easy to get distracted when the lightbulbs are going off in your head, but it leads to a lot of abandoned projects rather than a smaller number of …
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Inklings #5: Checkpoints

Hi there! Welcome back to Inklings, where I take my 3 decades of writing experience, and use it to help you through your writing projects. If you have something you’d like me to address, comment or drop me a line, and I’ll be happy to give my perspective! Today, we’re talking about getting all the …
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Inklings #4: Endings

Hello and welcome to Inklings, the blog where I use 3 decades of writing experience to offer some of the bits of knowledge I’ve picked up along the way. Last time we talked about beginnings. So, it seems fitting to talk, this time, about endings. Because if beginnings are hard, endings might actually be harder. …
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Inklings #3: Beginnings

It’s hard to begin. That blank page. Those not-quite-formed ideas, scenes, characters. It’s tempting to let them slide away, to never quite be ready. Always in planning, never in progress. You stare at that blank page, and it stares back at you, looking deep into your soul where you’re quietly sure that you’ll never write …
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Inklings #2: How Do You See?

Hi there! Welcome to the 2nd Inklings blog, where I take 3 decades of writing experience, dissect it, and try to shine a light on the pieces. In this one, I’m going to take a look at an oft-overlooked part of the writing process. Your inner sight. How does your storyteller see things?  You are …
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Inklings #1: Writing Action (pt.1, some general advice)

The CuddleSpouse always has questions for me about how I write – generally things she struggles with, that she sees me do well. The most regular question she has goes along the lines of “How do you write fight scenes so well?” So, I thought I’d make my first post on writing about that! How …
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