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17 Posts tagged with 'first-draft-report'
December 30, 2019
First Drafts: The Dreaded Sequel"As prepared as I tried to be, nothing could have equipped me."
December 18, 2019
First Drafts: They Don't Have to Be Perfect, They Just Have to Be Done"That first spark, the first chapter, it’s the jumping off point for what your book will eventually become."
October 25, 2019
Based on a True Story: Separating Fiction from Fact"I had to figure out who Cam was–with me and my experiences taken out of the equation."
October 18, 2019
First Drafts Are for Getting It Down, Not Getting It "Right""The hardest part about writing the first draft... is writing the first draft."
October 11, 2019
I Guess This Is Happening?: When Your Characters Take You on a Journey"I often have no idea what scene is going to happen next, because (surprise to nobody) I’m not a plotter."
October 3, 2019
Plotting, Pantsing, or Gardening: How to Grow Your Book "Seed""There’s no one right way to write a book. Whatever works for you, do that."
June 10, 2019
Swoon Author Shana Silver's First Draft Report: From the Cloud to the Page"It’s important to have a champion for your work, someone who encourages you to pursue something special."
May 13, 2019
Swoon Author Vicky Skinner's First Draft Report: Skipping the Sophomore Slump"On July 13, 2013, I wrote the first line of We Are the Ghosts on my way to work."
April 22, 2019
Swoon Author Jennifer Honeybourn's First Draft Report: Little by Little"My first drafts are a mess. Like dumpster-fire level."
April 18, 2019
Swoon Author Cindy Anstey's First Draft Report: I Was NOT Impressed!"I rewrote the whole thing, five times. Yes, five times."
April 15, 2019
Swoon Author Sandy Hall's First Draft Report: Third Time's the Charm"In case you were wondering, yes, a book CAN have three first drafts."
April 1, 2019
Swoon Author Samantha Hastings' First Draft Report: 14 Years (and a Few Centuries) Later"The idea for The Last Word came to me when I was reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters."
March 25, 2019
Swoon Author Danika Stone's First Draft Report: Off on a New Adventure"Believe it or not, there was once a time when I’d never even thought of writing Switchback."
March 18, 2019
Swoon Author SM Koz's First Draft Report: A New Way to Build a Book"When brainstorming ideas for my second book, I knew I wanted two characters who couldn’t be more different."
March 11, 2019
Swoon Author Natalie Williamson's First Draft Report: All About the BeginningMost writers need to perfect one thing before starting a new project, whether it's a playlist or an outline.
March 4, 2019
Swoon Author Jenn P. Nguyen's First Draft Report: Second Novel SyndromeJenn shares the truth about how a sophomore novel can actually be a lot harder to write than a debut.
December 17, 2018
Swoon Author Lillie Vale's First Draft Report: When a Place Becomes a PersonIn Lillie's debut novel Small Town Hearts, the seaside town of Oar's Rest definitely counts as a main character.