Category Archives: market research

Counting the Days – Writing to a Schedule

Hard to believe the year is already half over. At the beginning of 2014, I committed myself to a production schedule for the first time. I made myself a 30-day, 60-day, and 360-day list of GOALS I felt I could … Continue reading

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Urban World Building

The good thing about Urban Fantasy is that the setting takes place on earth, and the ‘normal’ basic rules of physics (gravity, sunlight, weather, etc) pretty much apply, albeit with a few author-intended specifics.  But as I develop the general … Continue reading

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Well, it worked.  I went back to my old writing prompt; basically a blank sheet of paper with three sentences written at the top: Good morning, Pandora.  What do you love to read? What would you like to write about? … Continue reading

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