Tag Archives: plotting

Quick-Tip Tuesday Post on Music and Writing

I usually write with a good deal of structure in my process, and so I thrive on relatively unstructured music to inspire my creative process. So, I thought, what if with this project, to which I’ve taken a relatively unstructured … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Novels, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Quick-Tip Tuesday Post on Music and Writing

It’s Quick-Tip Tuesday!!

The first step is to remember that despite the way the “Plotter v. Pantser” debate is usually framed, we don’t have to approach this decision as an either-or proposition. I know people who don’t outline at all; I know people … Continue reading

Posted in Novels, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on It’s Quick-Tip Tuesday!!

Plotting Versus Pantsing Update

Last week at the Magical Words blogsite, which I helped found so many years ago with Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, and C.E Murphy, I posted about plotting versus pantsing. For those not in the writing profession, plotting refers to setting … Continue reading

Posted in Novels, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Plotting Versus Pantsing Update

Plotting Versus Pantsing, at Magical Words

Today’s installment in the continuing, unofficial Winter 2014-15 Spell Blind Blog Tour (which is way too much of a mouthful) can be found at the Magical Words blog site. The post is about plotting and pantsing — the age-old tension … Continue reading

Posted in Appearances, Novels, Publicity, Publishing, Thieftaker, Urban Fantasy, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Plotting Versus Pantsing, at Magical Words

Two More Posts on the Blog Tour, and Tonight’s Signing

Today on the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour, I’m back at Magical Words — my “home” blog — with a post on plotting. Sometimes the hardest thing about writing in a series, particularly in one that consists of … Continue reading

Posted in A Plunder of Souls, Appearances, Business of publishing, Fantasy, Friendship, History, Novels, Publicity, Publishing, Research, Thieftaker, Urban Fantasy, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Two More Posts on the Blog Tour, and Tonight’s Signing

A Post About Plotting and Pantsing at Magical Words

After about a six-week hiatus from posting, I am back at Magical Words, the blogsite on the craft and business of writing that I co-founded and continue to maintain (under the name David B. Coe) with Faith Hunter and Misty … Continue reading

Posted in A Plunder of Souls, Character, Novels, Publishing, Reading, Setting, Thieftaker, Urban Fantasy, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Post About Plotting and Pantsing at Magical Words

A New “Creative Intersections” Post at Magical Words

Today’s post can be found at http://magicalwords.net, the group blog on the business and craft of writing fantasy that I maintain, under the name David B. Coe, with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Mindy Klasky, John Hartness, and Kalayna … Continue reading

Posted in Character, City of Shades, Fantasy, movies, Novels, Publishing, Reading, Thieftaker, Writing, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A New “Creative Intersections” Post at Magical Words

Flash Writing Tips: What To Do When You’re Stuck

I’m going to put the flash in “Flash Writing Tips” and keep this one really brief.  But just because this is short, that doesn’t mean that it’s unimportant. This is one of those things that happens to all writers at … Continue reading

Posted in Character, Novels, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Flash Writing Tips: What To Do When You’re Stuck