The Writing Project


So I think I am much more obsessed with the idea of having a book written than I am with actually writing the book. LOL. Fail.

book fail

Ok so I totally bombed again. I have avoided my book, therefor, I have avoided this blog. I just got waaayyyyy to far ahead of myself. A simple idea turned into an all out conspiracy and it just wasn’t working out. I mean it was so bad even I had problems understanding the shit I came up with. Wow. I wish I could have stuck to the original idea but the more I tried to develop the plot, the more complex and confusing it got. It was then that I realized that even if you have a great idea for a book, it won’t always work out. I can’t start a new book either because I am just stuck on my characters and the original thought- a girl has dreams about a guy that actually exists somewhere out there in the world and through fate she meets him. That’s where I get lost. I don’t know how they meet, I don’t know why they meet- but that was the original plan. I took that plan and turned it into a superhero book. Good going, Kristi. Maybe the rest of the book will come to me some day. I just now know that I can’t force it. The more I force it, the more it sucks.

HOW TO: Write a Novel Using the Web

Mashable lists some GREAT resources for writers.

How about revising the outline of the outline of your outline………

How about revising the outline of the outline of your outline………

Writer's Digest

This is a decent website with some pretty good articles and resources for writers.

Tips on how to begin your book

This is a series of articles that help with the foundation of your book. I haven’t read them thoroughly, I am about to do that now. But from what I can tell so far, it looks like useful information.

It is geared towards people who write romance novels but IMO all genres sort of share the same principles.

It’s not as simple as -just writing-

So I have learned something important. A lot of people will tell you that the best way to write a book is to simply sit down and write. Not true. Don’t listen to them. I think it is absolutely crucial that you do an outline first. If you don’t know where you are going, how in the hell are you supposed to write?!?!

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Dialogue Tips

Make dialogue believable. Follow these simple tips.

Should I stay or should I go?

So what exactly should you do when you notice mistakes? Fix them now or keep writing and fix them later?

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Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.

– George Orwell, “Why I Write,” 1947
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