- Tuesday. Love and mush all in words. Two pages. #twopages2023 1 day ago
- @MargyMacLibrary Haha. Yes. I'll have to see if it's been removed. What a good memory you have! 1 day ago
- Monday. Researching bank vaults. Two pages. #twopages2023 2 days ago
- Sunday. Too much to do. Two pages, early. Two pages. #twopages2023 3 days ago
- Edelweiss School visit. April 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tag Archives: messy writer
The “My Writing Process” blog tour.
I’m hunkered on my spot on the couch, my creative place. It’s a brown leather loveseat, I’m on the left cushion, on the right is a stack of books I’m reading, including a book my main character finds in my … Continue reading
Posted in advice, fiction, Writing advice, Writing process, Young Adult Tagged bill bunn, bitingduck, bitingduck press, Blog tour, creative process, duck boy, marketing, messy writer, Michael Michaud, Michael Paul Michaud, mothering ideas, My Writing Process, my writing process blog tour, novel publisher, Val Lawton, writing process, ya novel, young adult Leave a comment
Imagination shakes hands with reality.
I’ve written a complete first draft of a story set in a small town. I used my imagination, and a healthy dose of Google map to figure out the logistics. And then I decided to visit. What a weird trip. … Continue reading
Posted in fiction, Uncategorized, Writing advice, Writing process, Young Adult Tagged creative mess, creative process, Goose Bay, Happy Valley, Happy Valley Goose Bay, janitor's approach, messy writer, visiting the setting, visiting the story site, writer as tool, writer's tools, writing process 1 Comment
Smell the story
I’ve been working pretty hard on my latest project. Since January, I’ve logged 79,000 words on my latest YA novel. My goal was to have a complete first draft, ugly as a fairytale stepmother, done. Mission accomplished. I’ve written and … Continue reading
Sit on your eggs
Many people don’t believe their thoughts have any value. When these people have an inkling, an idea, or some other great mental event, they shrug it off and forget about it. Thoughts, for me, are like eggs. Many times, I … Continue reading
You still are the biggest tool around, when it comes to the writing process. As I’ve been suggesting, one of the most critical pieces of writing successfully is figuring out how you like to write. I can’t really tell you … Continue reading
You’re the biggest tool (in the writing process): Part one
Lots of folks think that the most important thing about writing is having a laptop or a pen, or something. But the biggest part of the writing process is what you bring — you are the biggest tool! So, you … Continue reading
Posted in Essays, fiction, non-fiction, Writing process, Young Adult Tagged Adam McLean, Alchemy, Book, creative process, messy writer, Middle school, process, tool, writer as tool, writer's tools, writing process Leave a comment
Keep your space messy!
I’m a firm believer in keeping a messy work space, and collecting stuff. Anything that’s of any interest of all gets kept somewhere. So my desk is a jumble of memories, artwork, books, books, books, junk and notes I’ve jotted … Continue reading
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