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Chuck Wendig is Hilarious (and awesome)

Just check out this article and see for yourself.

That's all I have today!

Keep writing!

Claire L. Fishback

Small Victories and Things I've Learned

Okay, so you can probably guess this post isn't about the conference, either. In fact, I'm probably not going to post about the conference, but just know I cannot wait until next year because it was so gosh darn fun.

This post is about small victories. Or large ones, even.

I recently typed "The End." on the first draft of my current WIP, Shadowland Book 1 (working title). And while this might sound like a large victory, for me it was a small one.

Since I write by the seat of my pants (also called "Pantsing" or being a "Pantser) my first draft is a mess. I know I've talked about this before, but I wanted to kind of lay out my "do it the hard way" method. Because if anything encompasses my spirit, it is "does it the hard way." (which makes me snicker snort a little).

So, I puke out my first draft and in the process of throwing it up I discover the storyline and the characters. I discover what kind of background my characters need …