How Do You Prep for NaNoWriMo?

NaNo Prep With the vast number of resources out there (see below), the methods of prepping for National Novel Writing Month are numerous. There are outliners, storyboarders, notecarders, pantsers–the list goes on. Me? I outline. I outline the crap out of my novel. I have even been known to outline my outline–it’s … Continue Reading →


Using Symbols in Your Novel: Tangled Webs of Significance and Meaning

Symbols can be tricky. Do you keep it minimal–maybe using only one symbol? Do you use several? Do you use a number of symbols based on a significant number (like three or seven)? Do you use color to add to its meaning? Do you use a common object or something … Continue Reading →


A Libra’s Guide to Finishing Your Novel, Part Two: Structure

It’s important to see the finish line when you start the marathon. Which means that it’s helpful for Libra writers to implement some sort of structure into their writing routine. Be it an outline, a notecard stack, or even a murder board like the one used in Castle, structure can … Continue Reading →


Writing Playlist: I Love New Wave

It all started back in 1989 when I first heard “Personal Jesus” on the radio. I was hooked. I was done for. New Wave had come into my life and set up shop in its new Forever Home. Since then, I’ve rocked out to the likes of The Cure, Echo … Continue Reading →


Rest in Peace, Christopher Lee.

One of the greatest actors of our time has passed. War veteran, iconic horror actor, talented voice actor, Count Dooku and Saruman–the world of entertainment was blessed to have Christopher Lee in its midst. His IMDb page is chock-full of his acting credits, which are too many to list here. … Continue Reading →