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OMG Stick a Fork in My WIP-- It's Done!

On Monday June 28, I started a test project that didn't have a title for and the barest of ideas, created mere days before. I decided to write and see what happened. What happened is short of amazing, to me anyway. I ended up with a 102,000 word manuscript that not only had a plot, but two subplots, all well [...]

The Blessing (and the Curse) of the Alpha Reader

Hi, I'm Denise and I use alpha readers. Now some of you are saying "What? What is she talking about? WTF is an alpha reader?" and others are now looking down your nose with contempt. No real writer uses alpha readers. And a few of you, some who are too ashamed to admit it, are nodding your head and whispering [...]

Wordle of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes first draft is halfway complete at 46,000 words in only 20 days! (And 5 of those days I didn't write!!!) To celebrate I created a Wordle! You plug in your manuscript and it prints out your most used words, biggest to smallest. I'm not sure how helpful it actually is, but is sure is pretty! [...]

Something New

I have started a new project. Hot on the heels of the rejection of my full of CHOSEN, and facing the possibility that CHOSEN might be unsellable in the current market, I thought it best to stop writing the sequel and start something new. Its a daunting task, starting something new. For one thing, you need an idea. Lots of [...]

Rejection

A consequence of writing is rejection. It's part of the game. If you can't take it, you've picked the wrong profession. But the irony is most writers are also insecure. They write their creations and display it for the world, hoping for the best but fearing for the worst. And believe me, now matter what you write, you will get [...]

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