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End of the Year Plans

Hey all, Dani here. So, yeah, we have just over a month left in 2019. Somehow it feels like this year has gone by really fast--though, I realize that at times it felt like it was moving by so slowly. But with the end of the year approaching, there are still a lot of things… Continue reading End of the Year Plans

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Weekly Wrap-Up (38)

Hey all, Dani here. Well another week has come and gone, and I'm going to start by linking to some of my backlog posts that I have posted in the past few days. I'm almost caught up, so that's nice. NaNo Prep: Writing Resources Review: The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith Review: The… Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up (38)

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Weekend Writer: End of the One Day Novelist, or Introduction of No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

Hey all, Dani here. Welcome to a special edition of Weekend Writer. Yes, you are getting a Weekend Writer post on both days of the weekend this time around. Why? Well, because this particular book fits best in two segments, and I feel that both segments are necessary to have at the early stages of… Continue reading Weekend Writer: End of the One Day Novelist, or Introduction of No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

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October Wrap-Up and November Plans

Hey all, Dani here. I'm still working at getting some of my previously planned October posts written up and posted in the time slot they were originally scheduled. My to-do list was just piling up on me, and the extra stress was just making everything feel worse. But those posts are coming very soon. I'm… Continue reading October Wrap-Up and November Plans

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Weekend Writer: Reconnaissance, or Part One of The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell

Hey all, Dani here. Welcome back to Weekend Writer. Today I'm talking through the first section of my next writing craft read, which was chosen by you guys on Twitter (follow me @danielle.thamasa to keep up with the latest polls), and honestly I'm really happy this book was chosen. I flew through it pretty quickly… Continue reading Weekend Writer: Reconnaissance, or Part One of The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell

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Weekend Writer Review: Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day

Hey all, Dani here. Is today's post a little bit of a hybrid between a typical review and also a Weekend Writer post? Well, sort of. I mean, I'm counting it as both. That's for sure. But I can't travel through this one like I'm doing with my Weekend Writer posts. In the book, there… Continue reading Weekend Writer Review: Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day

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Weekend Writer: Workshop Appendix & Additional Writing Exercises of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

Hey all, Dani here. Wow, I was in such a hurry to get this post written and posted that I actually skipped the intro portion. Oops. It's okay, I've fixed it now. Welcome to the final post chronicling my learning process through reading¬†Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer. I think this was a great book to start… Continue reading Weekend Writer: Workshop Appendix & Additional Writing Exercises of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

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September Wrap-Up and October TBR

Hey all, Dani here. Whew, another month has come and gone. It is officially fall where I live, and I am ready to curl up with a hot beverage and a comfy blanket and some great reads. First I just need the weather to cool down a bit more. It's still really hot here. First… Continue reading September Wrap-Up and October TBR

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Weekend Writer: Revision, or Chapter 7 of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

Hey all, Dani here. We've almost finished a whole book for this blog series! Wow, that is awesome and crazy at the same time. Oh, and I promise that the next several books will not take this many posts to get through. Seriously, this is one of the longest writing craft books I have found… Continue reading Weekend Writer: Revision, or Chapter 7 of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

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Weekend Writer: Worldbuilding, or Chapter Six of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

Hey all, Dani here. Sorry I'm posting so late, but this last day of the Cincinnati Comic Expo was long and a bit tiring. It was also a fantastic day. Damian and I bought a lot of cool artwork and other geeky merchandise. Oh, and I got Wil Wheaton's autograph, which was fantastic. And Damian… Continue reading Weekend Writer: Worldbuilding, or Chapter Six of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer