#amwriting: The Preacher

I have come up with a new idea for a story. I am, most definitely, still in the preliminary stages with it trying to figure out what my settings will be, how the plot should evolve, and who my characters will be. This post depicts the first of numerous character sketches. § He lumbered into …

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Redesigning My Work Plan

First, just to get it out of the way, my WiP is now over 25,000 words. It hasn’t grown much since August, less than 12,000 words worth. I’m still a pantser for the most part. I do character questionnaires as the characters pop into the story. I use the Bing map to lay out where …

Out of Sync

I know. I missed the last coffee clutch. I could tell you I was busy working on my WiP, which wouldn't be a lie. I could tell you I've been painting stain onto a piece of plywood I’m going to be putting on my desk. That wouldn't be a lie either. But... the reason I …

Character Sketch: Andrew

I thought about writing about my Thanksgiving Day, but to tell you the true, it was kind of boring. There isn’t any reason to go into detail about why it was that way either. Instead, I did this character sketch as an exercise in descriptive narrative. § Andrew stands close to six feet, four inches. …