KILLER APPS for writers!

1. Scrivener. We all know Scrivener is cool, right? View your text as either an individual scene, a giant block, or a corkboard or outline. Reorder scenes and chapters with ease. Export to various formats, but I really only use Word/RTF. Seriously, moving your...

First draft of my novel complete!

I have a large swath of text with characters, plot, setting, and a beginning, middle, and end. It’s currently 52,489 words, which is (as you know, Bob,) too short. My writer’s group warned me repeatedly that it would be too short, but I’m not that...

Visual references for my novel in progress

I have a Pinterest where I’m putting up visual references/inspirations. <3 I admit I got the idea from my sister, who has a board for each individual character. I have an overall board with sub-boards for characters. I don’t think there are any...

Anthology, baby!

I have a slew of stories that I haven’t been sending out. Seriously, one is from 2006 and I sent it various places for over a decade and got a lot of “I like this but it’s not for us” rejections. So I’m gathering up my sold stories and my...

Tough decisions.

Woe is me! I’ve decided that Untitled AI is not a story about Julia and Rob, my intrepid reporter and photographer. In fact, Untitled AI is probably two projects, but Julia and Rob have nothing to do with the AI and will need to have a new project just about...

Brainstorming thoughts.

I have two projects I’m brainstorming for possible novelization. One is a short story I’m thinking of expanding, and the other is my old script frenzy idea that was never fully fleshed out. The short story is, not surprisingly, in good shape. The script...

Draft 0 done!

Final wordcount: 77,748. I’ve got several dropped threads that need to be added in rewrites, though. D’oh! On the other hand, the basic structure is there. I just need to add in all that stuff that was, you know, why I wrote this thing in the first...

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