Organization in Writing

Hey all! I’m getting back into the swing of things. This month has not been the best in terms of writing. Maybe I bit off more than I could chew, or maybe I was just a little burned out. Not sure. I’m starting to get back into it though.

Exciting news – I’m going to be at Odyssey Con this weekend! And for the first time ever, I’m going as a panelist. I’m usually pretty shy and reserved when it comes to talking in front of people, but maybe a geeky topic will make me less anxious. I’ll be out there on Saturday and Sunday. I’ll be on a Harry Potter panel, two writing panels, and I’m running an Overwatch panel all by my lonesome!

Also! Patreon suggestions for the month of April close on the 26th! The post with all the information can be found: HERE! Check things out~

Anyway, the topic of today’s post is organization in writing. It’s one that I’ve been meaning to talk about but never really felt qualified to do so. I’m not really good at the whole organization thing, at least in general. There are a series of tweets about me forgetting character details or losing information on them. I’m totally a professional. But here goes!

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That Elusive Writing Zone

car-44383_1280Hey all! I’ve been meaning to get a post up for a few days now, but I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of everything. The holidays wore me down more than I had anticipated, but it feels like I’m getting back into a rhythm now and I’m really glad for that. I don’t like when I’m struggling with writing.

There’s about a week left for January’s suggestions/voting over on my Patreon. While you have to be a Patron to put in suggestions for the fanfiction, anyone can leave suggestions for writing posts! So check it out!

This post came about when a friend and I were discussing the differences between how the two of us function as writers. We’re very different in our methods of keeping focus. She requires fullscreen and music that has little to no understandable lyrics. I’ll get into my methods in a bit.

But it got me to thinking – how does one get into that ‘writing zone’? So keep in mind, these are things that have worked for me. Maybe my ideas will help you – maybe my ideas will tell you what not to do. Who knows. But here they are.

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Descriptions in Writing – the rules and how to break them

breaktherulesHey all! This post was inspired by one of my friends. He made a post (warning: moving background on his blog) about tips that made him a better writers over the years. But that post made me think of all the advice I’ve doled out over the years as well. Mainly it’s been advice that I’ve cobbled together from my professors, other sources, and my own experiences. It’s really easy to find writing advice out there – though oftentimes they’re presented as hard rules.

I’ve found that, with writing, rules are often meant to be broken. But that it comes down to knowing when you should be breaking them. And how you should be breaking them.

So how do you know when to do so?

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