Coffee Shop Writer

So, I hadn’t realized that writing in Starbucks was a thing until my buddy ohnosarge brought it up in a tweet one day. She directed me to Family Guy who mocks those coffee shop writers as needing to be seen working on their craft. Imagine my eyebrows climbing to my hairline. That led to a…

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Husbandly Help

“Do you think a severe electrical burn would be gooey beneath the crispy flesh?” That was how I started our conversation. Of course my husband gives me a perplexed look. And then he starts to chuckle. I was writing a scene where the character gets hit with an electrical bolt which mangles up the left…

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Accelerator

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Check this out! The Wrimo Accelerator Looks like Lulu wants to be a part of the NaNoWriMo experience. CreateSpace can’t have all the fun! I’ve been plugging away at Sovereign, book 3 of the Ninier series. My word count is at 9K so far. If you want to add me as…

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Follow Fest 2013 Blog Hop

Hey Writers! Want to connect to other writers? Well Melissa Maygrove has the system for you. The Follow Fest 2013 Blog Hop! Click the image above and scroll to the bottom to find a list of other writers. If there’s still time, sign up. Here’s my info. Name: Loni Townsend Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction What…

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Dreams and Goals

I mentioned a while back I was reading Rise of the Machines by Kristen Lamb. One of the chapters tells us to write down our goals: 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, Lifetime. Now when it comes to books telling me to write down something, I typically don’t do it. I…

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The Social Hermit

I’m introverted and not shy about that fact. I observe, I listen, and I assess. Take my offline life for example. When it comes to fun events, I’ll never be at the top of people’s invite list. Why? Because I’m a social hermit. Forgettable. I get glossed over while in plain sight. Makes for some…

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The Hero Takes a Back Seat

I’ve noticed something odd with my current work-in-progress. Isto, book 2 of the Ninier series, is sitting at 123K at the moment. Only 16K of that belongs to my hero. It’s the lowest word count of all my POV characters (so far). I’ve sat and pondered why this might be the case. Had I fallen…

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Pantser

What can I say? I like snakes. (Photo by Bryant Olsen – Flickr Creative Commons) I love being a pantser. Isto isn’t plotted. Oh, I know where I need to end up and major events that have to happen in between. But as far as outlining–that stuff isn’t for me. I struggle with writing chronologically,…

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Camp is Underway

April is here, and I’ve put aside my editing and started writing again. It feels good. Much of my preexisting writing—little scenes which I’ve scribbled down over the years—won’t work anymore due to plot changes and must be rewritten from scratch. A couple can be salvaged, such as Nicholas’s acceptance of when he first became…

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Preparing for April

I have my chronological outline for Isto. Now, I’ve organized my playlist. It has a few new songs on it and a couple of songs have been dropped. Isto Playlist on Pinterest Here is the order they were intended to be played in (which isn’t the order they appear on the board): Dashboard – Modest…

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