February 2017

Writing Structure and Accepting My Own Writing History

By | February 25th, 2017|Month One|

Writing Structure and Accepting My Own Writing History. This is a struggle point for a lot of writers, me included. I need boundaries, but hate being told to conform. How to defeat this? Since starting writing all these years ago, I've rejected the analytical/theory side of writing, in favour of pure creation. What I mean [...]

Battling the Two Week Slump OR Saved by the Accountability Packet

By | February 19th, 2017|Month One|

Battling the Two Week Slump OR Saved by the Accountability Packet. I knew it would happen. But better to know and give one's enemy a narrowing of the eyes than not know it at all. Being a web developer/designer type, I've got Google Analytics running across everything that I can shove the code in to, [...]

Choosing an Idea and Narrowing Down My Inspirations | Starting to Write a Book

By | February 11th, 2017|Month One|

Choosing an Idea and Narrowing Down My Inspirations for Starting to Write a Book. If you're reading this you probably have it too. That notebook with all the ideas. So, I'm starting to write a book. I have to jump in and make a decision on what I'm doing - we are cruising up to [...]

The Guts Of It | Overcoming Inaction When Writing A Book

By | February 7th, 2017|Month One|

The Guts Of It | Overcoming Inaction and Procrastination When Writing A Book. I'm an expert at planning. I've pondered over novel ideas for years and years, searching for imperfections before I start. Just in case I get a single word/idea/setting/anything wrong. I'm on familiar "I'm writing a book" ground with myself as I write [...]

How To Write A Book: The Overarching Framework for a Year of Writing

By | February 3rd, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month One|

The Overarching Framework for a Year of Writing | How To Write A Book I've decided to break up the year in a particular way. Planning, then Writing, then Editing. I remember first settling on the idea of this "how to write a book" project and explaining it to my wife. I said something along [...]

The Accountability Packet | The Secret Weapon of Consistent Writing!

By | February 2nd, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month One|

The Accountability Packet | How To Write a Book Step by Step One of the very first things I have to get sorted is enabling my chosen superweapon; accountability. In the pursuit of how to write a book step by step, I'm trying to second guess myself in terms of what might trip me up. [...]