Neil Gaiman – You Inspire Me

Some of my favorite quotes of all time were spoken by Neil Gaiman. It seems I can find a quote for almost anything I am going through. In regards to being a writer: “Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a […]

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Grammar Ramble

Here I sit, wanting to write, but nothing coming to mind. I opened up my writing software and thought to myself, “I can totally do this. Let’s get just half an hour of writing in.” And then I just sat there blankly staring at the screen. So I decided to do what you are supposed […]

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The Best and Worst Writing Advice

Last night I happened to be perusing my “business” Twitter account (@JGarvAuthor) and I came across a hashtag discussion. This one was #10MinNovelists. Apparently, this is a discussion that happens every so often between writers, a weekly Twitter chat hosted by K Grubb or @10MinNovelist. This week, in particular, she was opening up the feed […]

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Finding Time To Write In Today’s Hectic World

One excuse I have found myself using time and time again is that I simply don’t have time to write. I keep telling myself that maybe I just need a writer’s retreat, a nice long week in a cabin in the woods, away from all distractions. But we’ve all seen how that movie ends right? […]

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Character Development Sucks

Yeah I said it…character development sucks. I guess I don’t truly believe that. In fact, I actually love character development. It’s one of those things that stays the same throughout all the different genres. Whether you are writing a sci-fi novel or historical fiction, you will need to have well thought out characters. These are […]

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The List(s) That Almost Broke Me And Why I’m Not Giving Up

Some of you read my last blog about writing my novel and would have seen the part about an article I read that listed a “Grand List of Fantasy Cliches”. This is the list that almost broke me. That list brought me right to the edge of the water and dared me to throw my […]

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