Planning Power: Roadmapping a Runaway Thought

Planning Power: Roadmapping a Runaway Thought

I think it’s safe to say that when I plan something you can bet your sweet caboose that something will probably go wrong. I suck at planning. Just ask anyone who has ever asked me to organise anything ever. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s 100% always my fault, but… let’s just say I’m not entirely blameless either. When it comes to writing, I cannot emphasise ENOUGH how great and useful planning is. See I even used capitals in that last sentence, that’s how much I believe in it. Seriously, the amount of times I’ve ran with an idea for

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My Personal Process of Self-Publishing (Part 1)

So this has been my emotional state and reactions to self-publishing so far: Excitement (yay! I've finished my story!) Determination (let's do this) Nervousness (oh that is a lot to take in about taxes and royalties) Cry (How do tax?) Consume far too much coffee (debate life choices) Restitution of self-confidence (I can do this) self-motivation (round two) Debate life choices (loss of footing again…) I'm essentially Rapunzel changing my mind from "BEST DAY EVER" to "I am a despicable excuse of a human being" so fast I'm giving myself whiplash.  One thing that I completely recommend doing once you decide

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And so it begins! … Almost.

So I'm in the final stages of putting together the first in a series of short stories all about a boy living in a dystopian future and zombies. I honestly feel giddy about it all! I wrote this story about a year and a half ago and returned to it recently. After a few redrafts and a hell of a lot of constructive criticism from my peers, I've finally been able to push forward in this self-publishing malarky!  So I've been doing a lot of research into how one should actually go about publishing to Kindle and it has been

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New Project, First Post!

So I’ve decided to start a new project, but this time, in an attempt to stick to the task and not abandon it in my cemetery of ideas, I will be posting blogs about my progress and the methods in which I work to keep myself inspired and spawn new ideas. What with today’s pastiche climate, I’ve found original concepts are downright impossible to come by, and this is something that I struggle with constantly. Whenever I come up with an idea for a story, I would notice similarities to other works I had either read or seen in other

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