Category Archives: M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary

M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 7/24/16

My little girl turns 8 months old tomorrow. She is quite the cutie, and I’ve been fortunate to be able to stay home and raise her. She is a handful, however, and I’ve been struggling to get back to writing. … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Panacea: A Review of Starbucks’ Molten Chocolate Latte

Espresso, chocolate, mocha, more chocolate, more mocha. Starbucks‘ Molten Chocolate Latte should pack enough decadence in a cup to satisfy a writer’s need for a mid-draft pick-me-up, right? If you are a writer like me, you probably have a coffee/tea … Continue reading

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Watching Character Develop – M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 10/01/15

I love it when characters start developing right in front of me as I write them. I’ve been working on the Michael Lodestone urban-fantasy, pulp novella, and I’ve been stuck on a few plot points. I used to let getting … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 09/02/15 – Observing Life’s Details Can Improve Your Writing

Observing even the smallest details that surround you in life can help add color and spice to your writing. I haven’t done one of these in a while, and I’m trying to start back up. If you have ever attended … Continue reading

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Using Character to Fix Plot: M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary 06/11/15

The interplay between plot and character development in a story should be like watching a couple on Dancing with the Stars. It’s so seamless and dazzling that it’s impossible to tell who is leading and who is following. Therefore, it’s only natural … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 06/10/15

It’s been while since I’ve posted, so I figured I would give a quick summary of where I am with the Lodestone novella. I’m finally out of my first trimester, which I have to say was probably the only thing … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 04/17/15

I’m sitting in the airport at Houston, waiting for my connecting flight to Lake Charles where I am the Author Guest of Honor at Cyphacon. You have probably noticed that I have been offline for a while. I haven’t updated … Continue reading

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