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How I Panster

Hi all! Okay I hate videos’ of myself, but because so many people ask how I write as a panster—no it’s not me putting on pants! This is a quick example of my writing process.

Thanks for watching, toss me a like or a subscribe, you never know what crazy thing I’ll do next.

Amazing things happen when you say YES

Writing a novel is an arduous task. Then you have to add marketing and publishing on top of that.  I am writing two novels at the same time, this has become a common practice for me, plus I have the blog and the day job.

Yada-yada, you all know the drill. 

I’ve also been asked to attempt some new tasks that were quite frankly, scary.  I took a deep breath and said YES! I mean what’s the worst that can happen? It’ll turn out to be crap and we’ll all move on.

So what’s the task you ask?

October 22 2017, I was approached by my friend Lisa Crawford, she wanted to know if I would be interested in writing a 15 minute horror script for a film festival. 

I’ve never written a script before, I don’t even know what that looks like. And I said, “I can try.” 

I googled “HOW TO WRITE A SCRIPT” and then I wrote it. 

On October 23 2017 I sent her the first draft, and she loved it. 

Films, even short ones, take time. On Feb 1 2019, we had the first “unofficial” wrap party. The film is in editing and will soon be submitted to many festivals. That means I can’t share with you all – YET – but I can share the progress along the way.

WATCH TRAILER NOW :  https://sofy.tv/viewer/film/death-game-

 

Now imagine if I said, “No, I can’t do that.”  None of the above would exist.

It’s okay to try and fail, it’s not okay to be non-existent.

You can follow Death Game Film on

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deathgamefilm/?tn-str=k*F

Twitter: https://twitter.com/deathgamefilm

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deathgamefilm/?hl=en

You can also join the demon, where new postings list, calls for future stories will happen and more #Brimorie https://www.facebook.com/demonoftechnology/

DEATH THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT on google play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.technocannons.DeathGame

I must give shout out to my amazingly strong, beautiful, intelligent, and supportive friend Jackie. She has been beside me, there for me, and cheered me on from the start of my journey. Thank you xoxo

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What have you done that scared you but you did it anyway?

SOCIAL MEDIA ANGST. SHORT & NOT SWEET

The annoyance of marketing on social media, you’ve all been there once or twice – share your woes in the comments.

 

1. Groups that have a bazillion stupid rules. You can only post book sales Tues at midnight and blog Sunday before noon.  Don’t post any links, only write in the thread. You can’t write in the thread, only in comments. Don’t share your new releases… 

WHY?

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Do you have any clue what a writers schedule actually looks like?
Most of the time I don’t even know what day it is, never mind which group allows me to post when – 

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2. OR when I post a blog link, or a link to a sale, or to a friends page and admin has to jump into the comments and say “tell us about your post instead of just dropping links.”

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I’m on this end of my computer saying, “SERIOUSLY!” The links tells you exactly what it is! So now I have to waste more time writing up a write up to a write up – yeah I said it and I’m sticking to it. 

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3. Writer admins that non-stop comment about writing structure. They continue to insist that you can’t write without plotting and planning first. Many of them are down right insulting about it as well.

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Well guess what, unless you are going read my books, still insist I need structure and then offer to edit for FREE, I say shut-up! I have a way and you have a way and Jo-Bob  has his way – so there are other ways. It’s called art for a reason. 

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And I wont even get into the fake accounts or Perverts! We’ve all seen it and just don’t get the point. 

Share your tales with us too. 

How to write when you just don’t feel like it.

Set the mood

I cut the last bunch of flowers from my garden to create a pleasing atmosphere and soothing scent.

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Prepare your drinks and snacks

I’m good for a few hours. When the hot drink is gone, it’s on to water. 

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Play the right music

Whatever you like that suites your mood, or your writing.

Dress accordingly

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This is not me – however this outfit portrays my writing attire! 

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Move locations if need be.

I have an old computer running to my TV in the bedroom, this way when I get tired I can prop up with pillows and keep going. 

Record when necessary

Sometimes I get too tired to type anymore, so I’ll grab my phone and talk to my own messenger  – it needs a lot of editing – but that’s okay! 

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What tips do you have when pushing through a nanowrimo session, trying to hit the end, or just need to get’er done?

How do you write?

People are always asking how to write and work full time. Here’s my advice.

 

Give up any thoughts of a social life – at least for the first ten years.

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Use the weather to your advantage.

Too hot = air condition and write.

Too cold = crank the heat and write.

Just right = get technological (or old school) and write outside! street-1209401_640

Forget about sleep!

Nap before you crash. 

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Try not to go insane and put those thoughts to paper! 

 

 

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Happy writing folks!

 

How to write multiple stories at once.

Or, at least, how I do it. Okay, not literally at the same time.

I found that I have done this since I began writing seriously, while I was working on edits with my first novel, I was writing another.

But editing one and writing one are two different things. On many occasions, I am writing two completely separate novels.

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It’s not hard, and it’s not confusing, as people tend to ask when they inquire about what I’m working on.

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Those of you who have followed me since the beginning know I am writing a sports figures biography, (it’s a secret until it drops – summer 2018). This is setting up meetings and talking and note taking. Next, I sit down and write out what we discussed. Draft one is complete, now we’re fine-tuning the details, and draft two will be done shortly. A project as such doesn’t take up much free time, as I can’t sit and write creatively for hours on end, I can only put into what it needs.

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That leaves me plenty of creative time. I wasn’t sure what to write next, and I like to flip through my notebooks and see what idea’s I’ve jotted, or shorts I’ve written that could be expanded. I had written a two-page story entitled Wife N’ Death, which many readers commented they would love to see as a novel. Bingo. I began this novel and it’s in the works.

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Simultaneously, an idea that my dad created for a story keep niggling in the back of my mind. His tale has espionage and intrigue and intelligence and is a challenge for me. One evening I decided to just get the beginning in, the easy part. And it snowballed into a grander idea, with added characters and plot lines.

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I write the bio Sundays after my meetings. I write my creative horror when I’m in the mood for light spooky fun, and I write my dad’s novel when I’m feeling bored and in need of deeper thinking. (There is also flash fiction, articles, and a tv show at all times in progress too.)

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Sat mornings I write this for you 😊

That is the secret to writing multiple books at once – do it with inspiration.

What are you working on? Share in the comments.

 

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