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RESOLUTIONS, 2018

I don’t always make New Years resolutions—and I rarely actually follow up on them. If you’ve been following Fantasy Author’s Handbook for a while now you’ll likely see a few repeats—or, well, all of these are repeats—from previous years. But … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF SELF-DISCIPLINE

Despite rejecting the concept of New Years Resolutions, I did start out 2017 with a renewed sense of urgency, a renewed sense of purpose, and the absolute determination to climb my way out of whatever hole I buried myself into … Continue reading

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THE SNAPPER, THE PUNCH LINE TO END 2016

This is the last Fantasy Author’s Handbook post of 2016, which got me thinking about some of my past year-end wrap ups and New Years resolutions, and so on. I won’t belabor the general crappiness of this past year, when … Continue reading

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NEXT EXERCISE: THE RANDOM PROMPT

Last August I made the promise that I would actually go off and do some of the writing exercises I’ve suggested here and in my online courses. I had a little success with some—wrote a maybe okay rough draft of … Continue reading

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CAN I CALL THIS A “QUALIFIED WIN”?

I didn’t get to the 50,000-word mark at the end of November, and you know what? I feel no guilt at all, no sense of failure, no feeling of inadequacy. And if you also started NaNoWriMo this year and didn’t … Continue reading

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LEAVE ME OUT OF IT, PLEASE

Election Day is upon us. Well, finally. I guess. I’m staying off of social media today. I know you don’t want to hear my opinion of any of the candidates, and to be frank I have not the slightest interest … Continue reading

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RANDOM BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PROMPTS FOR WRITERS

The year-end mental inventory continues, so bear with me a little. This one is going to be fun. I’ve talked a bit about my struggles with depression over the last half of 2015 and before that, and scheduling schemes and … Continue reading

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A LITTLE END-OF-YEAR CLEAN UP

No new year’s resolutions, I promise. But still the end of one year and the beginning of another gives us all an opportunity to stop and think about what’s been working for us, personally and professionally, over the past year … Continue reading

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LET’S GET ORGANIZED

Is it really December already? That’s insane. There’s no way it’s already December, especially since I still haven’t finished three projects that should have been done in August. That’s absurd. The world is out to get me. The calendar has … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: FAIL (AGAIN)

The last time I tried to write a 50,000-word novel over the course of the month of November was 2010. This was about four months after leaving Wizards of the Coast and should have been the point at which I … Continue reading

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