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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Emotions and Writing

Emotions and Writing

My emotions greatly influence what I write and sometimes even when I write. Right now I’m on the low end of a mood swing, so I want to write really depressing stuff. My poor characters go through Hell when I’m like this. I’ve written rape scenes and cutting scenes and suicide scenes and poetry when …

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Forcing Myself to Write

Forcing Myself to Write

Both this post and the most recent rewritten chapter of A Curious Mask which I posted on Wattpad yesterday, are things I didn’t feel like writing. It wasn’t really that I didn’t want to write, I just wanted to write something else. Like right now, I want to write about Chaos, not post this. I’m posting this anyway, forcing …

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Studying

Studying

I didn’t post anything last week because I’ve been busy “studying.” What I mean by studying is that I was watching Game of Thrones and playing a strategy game called Europa Universalis IV with my husband. As a writer, everything I do can be called “studying” because everything I do gives me more experiences with …

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My List

My List

The idea for the list was my husband’s, but I thought it would be a useful tool to share: Bekah’s Writing Projects by level of importance Edit/rewrite Dark Light Self-publish Edit/rewrite/split A Curious Mask Traditional publishing Blogging/social media/Wattpad Textbroker Write Chaos (prequel to The Wister King) About 3,000 words in Write Bloodwings (sequel to Dark …

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Writing a Book, Chapter One

Writing a Book, Chapter One

Yesterday, I started a book for at least the fifth time. The book’s current title is Chaos though it has changed from The Last Tesset to Master to a title I can’t even remember now. The title will most likely change again. I really like one word titles. There’s nothing like finding that one word that encompasses the idea of …

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