Monthly Archives: January 2015

M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: Writing When the Muse Won’t Talk 01/22/15

Writing deadlines and publishers don’t care if the muse decides to go on hiatus. I’ve got a deadline coming up (April 15th) and a stalled story. When ideas don’t come quickly, I don’t have a choice. I have to “get … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: Creating a Villain 01/21/15

Today’s writing session was all about the villain. All too often, especially in the urban fantasy pulp novella I’m working on, the villain drives the story line. If all the villains in New York City decided to take a week … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/20/15

Good writing requires a good night of sleep–at least once a week. Writing–especially on deadline–requires not sleeping. When these two laws of natures collide, the results can be either hilarious or tragic depending on your sense of humor. I need … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/19/15

On of the hard parts of writing is balancing writing time with getting all those little administrative things done, such as answering emails and Facebook messages or doing bills and balancing bank recs. I mean, seriously, if I have a … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/18/15

I am so glad that the rough draft is supposed to be rough and that Microsoft Word comes equipped with both the undo button and the cut and paste function. Last night’s writing session was all about getting down the … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/17/15

Aka: Facebook is a huge time-suck, info dumps are hard to avoid, and other things I learned today… I’ve been off of Facebook for a while. Most of it stems from getting out of the habit when I was sick, … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/16/15

Some days, I embody the word, irony, and I do it in such humorous ways. For instance, you might recall that in yesterday’s diary post, I included “Always have a notebook and favorite writing implement” as one of my tips … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary – Tips for Writing on Vacation: 01/15/15

Vacation, in theory, should be a wonderful chance to sit back, relax, and let the creative juices flow. In reality, it never works out that way. I took an impromptu getaway this weekend, and I knew I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/14/15

The muse is finally getting on board with the new writing schedule. Of course, the little trickster is still throwing ideas at me when I’m in places without access to a pen and paper. Well, she tries. I have gotten … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 01/13/15

The first fourth of the very rough draft of my urban-fantasy pulp novella is done! I got a good hour-and -a-half of writing in last night and got to my inciting incident! It’s two days later than I wanted to … Continue reading

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