Writing Time, Part 10. More on Fitting a Full-Time Writing Career into A Full-time Life

Most of us can identify a few scattered periods each day in which we can outline for ten minutes. Scenes, character growth, settings take shape in this way so that rather than feeling that we’re getting nothing done on busy non-drafting days, we can instead enjoy and create our writing careers. We arrive at our drafting time with an outline. […]

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Revising with Terry Brooks in Mind

“Outline, outline, outline.” – Terry Brooks It’s an easy quote to remember. Luckily. Because it’s one of the most vital bits of advice I’ve ever received at a writing conference. Not me personally, you understand. The room was packed. I have found that revisions (as well as drafts) go quickly and smoothly when I outline over […]

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