Category Archives: The Writing Process

Writing Diary: When the Story Takes Over the Writing

It never fails. In every novel or novella I have written, the story decides about four-fifths of the way through to scrap my original ending and take a hard turn somewhere else. Every. Single. Time. The next Lodestone installment was … Continue reading

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Writing When You Feel Overwhelmed: Hope for the Struggling Writer

How many of you have felt totally overwhelmed when you realized the amount of work it would actually take to complete your story? I’m sitting here at Starbucks. I’m supposed to be writing the rough draft to Book 3 of … 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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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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The New Prologue After Previous Edits

If you have been following my blog this week, I have been showing a few examples of my editing process using the prologue to a paranormal thriller I’m working on (currently called Unleashed). On Monday, I posted the working prologue … Continue reading

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Writing & Editing: Find & Correct Common Grammar Mistakes

No matter how often we try to avoid it, we all make a few subtle grammatical errors when we write. Some of them occur when we type the wrong word. Others are born from listening to incorrect grammar on TV … Continue reading

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