Category: Writing Processes

Coloring Breaks

Coloring Breaks

One test taking tip that I really liked using in school was reading a question thoroughly and then if I didn’t understand it, I would skip it. I was told that this gives the question to the subconscious, which works on it in the background until you go back to it. This helped me with …

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For Whom do I Write?

For Whom do I Write?

I create stories first and foremost for my own entertainment. They help me go to sleep and give me something to think about when I’m staring off into space. I write them down so I can remember them and enjoy them later. The second person I write for is the reader. This is why I …

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Never Get Rid of Old Writing

Never Get Rid of Old Writing

Sometimes I write stories that no one will ever read not because they don’t want to, but because I’m not going to share them. I have at least eighteen notebooks full of handwritten stories that are never going to be seen by anyone other than myself. Most of these stories are first drafts of stories …

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Rant on First Person Writing

Rant on First Person Writing

It’s been a while since I blogged, I know and apologize for that. I was having trouble thinking of what to write about for a couple weeks and then forgot about it until recently. Here is a rant. Writing the book in first person point of view (POV) seemed like a good idea at the …

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Stages of Rebekah’s Writing Process

Stages of Rebekah’s Writing Process

Pregnancy- The story only exists in my head. It exists solely to entertain me, myself, and I. It may be written down in a notebook with pencil and/or ink, but it’s not meant for anyone else to look at. It’s my baby, it must be perfect- My rapid writing stage where I basically want to …

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Compiled World-Building Notes

Compiled World-Building Notes

I tried to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2016, and on the website I found a fantasy forum titled, “You Know You’re a Fantasy Writer When…” A lot of the entries were along the lines of “your world-building document is an 100 page word document and the actual story is 3 pages …

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Dreams

Dreams

It takes me a long time to go to sleep, and I’ve known this for awhile. When I shared a room with my little sister I usually heard her soft snore start up before I drifted off to sleep, even on those rare occasions we went to bed at the same time. When I shared …

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