All reading and no writing makes Nicole feel unproductive

I’m currently in between writing projects at the moment. I finished the first draft of my novel and I decided to take a short break from writing fiction. I’m currently reading “Writing the Breakout Novel” by Donald Mass and I’m starting to write down some ideas for my next novel. Progress this week: I think I’ve chosen one of my three ideas to start working on for novel #2. This…

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Book Review: Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

Welcome to Writers’ Uni-Verse-City (or WUVC for short because every university has an acronym), a place where writers/bloggers can meet to discuss the craft of writing in the Internet age. WUVC will involve independent research, setting a curriculum and hopefully finding other participants (like you – readers/bloggers/writers) to: chip in, give tips, suggest books and other materials for study, teach me the ways of the warrior writer, and offer to guest post here at…

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Entering unchartered territory – ROW80 check in

There is one thing about being a plotter: you know the details of the story before you get there. As I’ve learned from reading James Scott Bell’s book “Plot & Structure“, I’m a as-far-as-the-headlights-reach type of plotter, which means that I plot detailed chapter outlines about 5-10 chapters in advance. Enough so that I can see where I’m going but then what is beyond is in the dark. Of course…

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Book Review: Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

Welcome to Writers’ Uni-Verse-City (or WUVC for short because every university has an acronym), a place where writers/bloggers can meet to discuss the craft of writing in the Internet age. WUVC will involve independent research, setting a curriculum and hopefully finding other participants (like you – readers/bloggers/writers) to: chip in, give tips, suggest books and other materials for study, teach me the ways of the warrior writer, and offer to guest post here at…

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Must watch Chick Flicks – Research and Row80 check in

This weekend I went on a spontaneous trip to Luxembourg. Where the heck is that you might ask? Luxembourg is a smaller European country, which is located below Belgium and also shares borders with France and Germany. Honey Bear and I went to see Romania vs. Luxembourg soccer game (or football match if you prefer). Then we visited Luxembourg city for the day on Saturday. Stay tuned for an upcoming…

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