Monthly Archives: March 2015

M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/24/15

The problem with conventions: the older you get, the longer it takes to get over them. Last night’s thirty minute nap after work turned into four hours. To put it mildly, that “power nap” severely cut into my writing time. … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/20/15 to 03/23/15

I’m back from MidSouth Con! I had a wonderful time, and yes, I managed to write everyday–especially on the plane flights. I think the most important writing session happened on the flight home. I spent the time really brainstorming about … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary 03/18/15 to 03/19/15

Sorry for missing a post yesterday. Things are going a mile a minute around here. I’ve made some interesting discoveries about writing:  It’s hard to write when you work two hours of overtime two days in a row. Between leaving … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/17/15

Took a break from the Michael Lodestone story last night. Instead I worked on a paranormal thriller/horror short story. :::big grin::: Sometimes little breaks are a great way to clear the head. I have a problem with seeing all the … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/16/15

I’ve been trying to do more of my edits without actually printing the page out and writing on it. Part of me thinks this most save time because I’m not writing down the changes and then typing be them into … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/15/15

“What is the purpose of this scene?” That is the most important question an author can ask while editing. Why is the scene there? Does it add any value to the work as a whole?  Rambling and getting too involved … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/14/15

Ah the joys of the second draft. During yesterday’s writing sessions, I discovered that Chapter 4 was 20 pages long and 5,000 words. A lot of it was dialogue. Yeah, that’s not going to work in a pulp novel… The … Continue reading

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