29
Aug

Writing Journal 17: Web Writing, Fiction, and Parrots 

Writing Journal 17: Web Writing, Fiction, and Parrots

Writing Journal 17:  Web Writing, Fiction, and Parrots

My writing journal for Friday, August 29, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

Rush gig: Web pages for a copywriting client

No fiction or nonfiction this morning. Last night I received a message from a client. He needs a set of Web pages in a hurry. I got up, made coffee, and started working on them immediately.

Result? I feel vaguely disoriented. My mind expects me to open…

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28
Aug

Presentation Apps: 5 Haiku Deck Tips 

Presentation Apps: 5 Haiku Deck Tips

Presentation Apps: 5 Haiku Deck Tips

While there are many presentation apps, there are none which are as useful as Haiku Deck. Not only can you use this app for personal presentations, you can publish them on the Haiku Deck website, and share your decks with the world.

What’s Haiku Deck? Martin Smith nails it:

Haiku Deck is a magical visual merchandising tool… Haiku Deck combines visual marketing, tactics and strategy into an easy…

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28
Aug

Writing Journal 16: Meetings 

Writing Journal 16: Meetings

Writing Journal 16:  Meetings

My writing journal for Thursday, August 28, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

The novella is moving right along

No more hiccups with the novella. I like the world that I’m creating in it. I might set another novella in this particular world. Wrote 1,000 words this morning, even after spending 30 minutes researching old French titles and nobility. I couldn’t put the…

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27
Aug

Simplify Your Writing Process: 24 Hours Remaining 

Simplify Your Writing Process: 24 Hours Remaining

Authentic Writing: Develop Your Writer's Voice, And Sell
Struggling with your writing? It’s time to simplify your writing process.

As you know, if you’ve been reading my blogs, and my writing journal, I’m all about process. Heaven knows, writing is challenging enough. We need all the help we can get with processes which are easy to use, yet have a powerful effect.

Authentic Writing teaches an old writing technique, clustering, and relates it to the…

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27
Aug

Writing Journal 15: Phone Coaching, Mailbox 

Writing Journal 15: Phone Coaching, Mailbox

Writing Journal 15: Phone Coaching, Mailbox

My writing journal for Wednesday, August 27, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

Yes! The words are flowing again

A great writing morning. Up early again, and 1,100 of novella#4 flowed easily. I would have managed more words, but needed to research a couple of character names. I do most research after the first draft, but character names are vital, so I needed to get a…

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26
Aug

Writing Journal 14: Editing with Scrivener 

Writing Journal 14: Editing with Scrivener

Writing Journal 14: Editing with Scrivener

My writing journal for Tuesday, August 26, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

Novella: write and EDIT, again

Up at 5AM, to a very sluggish start. I did a cluster diagram — but the words wouldn’t flow.

I shouldn’t complain. I had a good run, of very good days. :-) It happens like this sometimes. I know what the problem is, I need to get the two main charactersfrom point A,…

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25
Aug

Make Writing EASY and Get Read 

Make Writing EASY and Get Read

Want to make all your writing easy? You can, once you gain access to your inspiration.

Here’s the biggest benefit: when you’re inspired, you’ll get readers, because you’ll stop trying to “write.”

This slide deck will help; the notes to the slide deck are below.

Authentic Writing – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

AUTHENTIC WRITING: THE EASIEST WAY TO SOLVE ALL YOUR…

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25
Aug

Writing Journal 14: Short Stories Sell 

Writing Journal 14: Short Stories Sell

Writing Journal 14: Short Stories Sell

My writing journal for Monday, August 25, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

Novellas

Up at 5AM, eager to write. Did more outlining on the current novella, which is #4, and wrote 1,100 words. I could have written more, but spent one timer session to researching so that I can create the meta data for novella #3.

I spent an hour reading #3, in preparation for the edit. I need…

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