Posts Tagged ‘productivity’

NaNoWriMo Survival: Week One

Posted on: November 8th, 2011 by Sam 2 Comments

Here’s the little tricks I’ve either learned or put to good effect this week; I’m posting them as advice to myself, because I am dense enough to have to learn these things over and over. Start small – a half hour on and five to ten minutes off is a great way to get started, […]

Progress Reports in Excel

Posted on: August 12th, 2011 by Sam No Comments

I don’t know, there’s something about us Red Personality types… we LOVE progress. I began this tiny side-project toward the beginning of the year, when I first started Demigod Diaries. I was also beginning to write a lot more often for this blog. Between these two blogs and writing for school, I felt like I […]

The Writing Schedule

Posted on: August 8th, 2011 by Sam 1 Comment

After the Writing Boot-Camp Ian and I held a couple weeks back, I’ve been thinking hard about what kind of schedule will work best to really get productivity out of me. I’ve settled on the idea that two sessions would make me most productive, giving me a chance to get out, get some sun, work […]

Baking Recipe: Success

Posted on: August 4th, 2011 by Sam No Comments

When you have invented a good recipe, you write it down. You write it down because you know it works, and you might need that reminder at a later date. You also write it down because it might serve to benefit other people, or in order to mark little changes you’ve discovered along the way. […]

Writing Boot-Camp

Posted on: July 25th, 2011 by Sam 3 Comments

Ian and I are preparing to tackle our respective novel projects once and for all. On his days off this week he’ll be coming up to Rexburg to camp over at my place. Each day at an appointed time, we’ll make our way over to the school, talking encouragement along the way. When we get […]

Generating Story Ideas: List and Twist

Posted on: March 3rd, 2011 by Sam 1 Comment

Side Note: It’s March 3rd, the birthday of the notorious Ian Mayes and Myself! Huzzah! John Brown, author of “Servant of a Dark God”, gave a presentation at LTUE with Larry Correia. It was entitled “How to Develop Killer Story Ideas”. In fact, if you go to his blog, there is a video recording of […]

Generating Story Ideas: Brainstorming Poll #2

Posted on: March 2nd, 2011 by Sam 12 Comments

What is a good modern setting for our story? This could be a broad setting or a more narrow, specific setting. We could say “Dairy farms in California”, or “The Office building on the corner of Jones and 4th, Las Vegas, NV.” So long as it answers the question! Once again, please don’t worry about […]

Generating Story Ideas: Brainstorming Poll

Posted on: March 1st, 2011 by Sam 10 Comments

What is a good profession for a modern-day villain? Answer via comments on this blog, mentions on Twitter, or Facebook and I’ll keep the comments here updated with your responses. Please no repeats, post something that hasn’t been said! Just post something – It doesn’t matter how “good” the idea is, the purpose of the […]

The Hemingway Defense – The Role of Substance Abuse in Writing

Posted on: December 6th, 2010 by Sam 1 Comment

In his work The Wound and the Bow, Edmund Wilson discusses the relationship between art and madness. He has said, “genius and disease, like strength and mutation, may be inextricably bound up together”. The lives of many great American novelists seem to support this theory; in the lives of Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway we find […]

November Approaches…

Posted on: October 27th, 2010 by Sam 2 Comments

A lot has happened to me since Writing for Charity. Somewhere in that time, I got a job, went through midterms, moved, lost my mind, pulled my head out of my butt (no, not literally… that’s disgusting, what’s the matter with you?), exercised, laughed, ate brownies, and did a hell of a lot of homework. […]