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Weekend Writer: On Being Stuck by Laraine Herring Part Two – To Move through a Block

Hey all, Dani here. Greetings and Happy Sunday. I am so happy to be coming back to you all with another installment in my Weekend Writer series. It has actually been so lovely to dive deep into books on the craft of writing and creativity in general. I'm working ahead on some of these posts,… Continue reading Weekend Writer: On Being Stuck by Laraine Herring Part Two – To Move through a Block

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Weekend Writer: On Being Stuck by Laraine Herring Part One – When You Meet the Block

Hey all, Dani here. After my Weekend Writer post last week, I was absolutely hoping that the next writing craft book I picked up would be one better suited to me...and I know I haven't even gotten to the actual review portion yet, but I will just go ahead and say that I think I… Continue reading Weekend Writer: On Being Stuck by Laraine Herring Part One – When You Meet the Block

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The Road So Far (4)

Hey all, Dani here. I’m on my fourth year of doing this annual post! You can check out my posts for 2016, 2017 and 2018 here. Today also happens to my Mousai Books’ Blogaversary. I posted my first blog post on this day back in 2016, which feels so long ago even though it was only… Continue reading The Road So Far (4)

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Weekend Writer: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Hey all, Dani here. A new year means a new focus on certain blog series that I let slide a bit at the end of the year, and a new focus on my own writing. I really loved doing my Weekend Writer posts last year, even though they took a lot of time and were… Continue reading Weekend Writer: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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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