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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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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: 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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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

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Weekend Writer: Characterization, or Chapter Five of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

Hey all, Dani here. Greetings and happy Sunday. I hope you are all having a lovely day. Currently I am deep in the middle of a whole lot of blog prep as well as trying to get everything finalized for my job interview after work tomorrow and doing the final preparations for Cincinnati Comic Expo… Continue reading Weekend Writer: Characterization, or Chapter Five of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

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Weekend Writer: Narrative Design, or Chapter Four of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

Hey all, Dani here. Well, another week has come and gone, and that means I'm here with another Weekend Writer post. I need to try and get some of these read through and prepped in advance, which will hopefully be a bit easier once I've finished with this book. It's pretty chunky compared to the… Continue reading Weekend Writer: Narrative Design, or Chapter Four of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

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Weekend Writer: Beginnings and Endings, or Chapter Three of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

Hey all, Dani here. I didn't realize what I was getting myself into by doing my Weekend Writer posts this way. For those first couple of chapters it was like 30-40 pages, so not that much material to cover. Well, hello chapter three, thank you for changing all of that for me. Yes, this chapter… Continue reading Weekend Writer: Beginnings and Endings, or Chapter Three of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

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Weekend Writer: The Ecosystem of Story, or Chapter Two of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

Hey all, Dani here. If someone had told me years ago that I would have a decently successful blog posting content every day, or that I would have a dedicated blog series focused on the craft of writing and inspiring people to write, I don't think I would have believed them. Sure, I've always dreamed… Continue reading Weekend Writer: The Ecosystem of Story, or Chapter Two of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer