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14 Posts tagged with 'first-draft-report'
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.