Category Archives: Finding Your Inspiration

Brainstorming: Staying Open to Fresh Ideas That Conflict With Your Plan

I’m sitting in Starbucks, taking my few hours a week away from all my distractions, brainstorming my outline/pre-draft for the third book in the Elysian Chronicles Series: The Sword of the Vanir. Today, I’m trying to organize all the notes … Continue reading

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Facing Your Deepest Fears – M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary 08/29/16

I’m sitting in front of my computer with shivers literally traveling down my arms. I can’t imagine how my poor character is feeling… Except my character is a Navy Seal. Named Tom… [Cue the excitement from the Elysian Chronicles fans…] … Continue reading

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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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Today’s Writing Muse: the Overgrown Fountain

And now it’s time for a new writing muse. I’ve found inspiration in some of the oddest places. This overgrown fountain (left) is located in downtown Dilsborro, North Carolina. I love how the fountain is covered in ivy, mainly because … Continue reading

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Today’s Writing Muse: Nature’s Claw

Do you need some inspiration for writing? Do you need a story starter or something to keep your novel going? Take a stroll outside and see what you can find in nature… As I was walking home after my jog … Continue reading

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The Writing Process: Part 1 – Getting Your Inspiration

At the beginning of this year, a friend of mine asked via Twitter: “Mrs. @mbweston, what’s your writing process?” I answered with a series of blog posts that I have decided to repost. Since describing my writing process in 140 … Continue reading

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