When you discover Time has stood still

When you're wrapped up in writing and creating your own world of characters and events, it's all too easy to forget time, and with that can come a scary dose of reality when it hits you. I picked up a calendar the other day to write down a few dates to remind myself of early … Continue reading When you discover Time has stood still

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Is is a Short Story, Novella, or Screenplay?

Most writers have several manuscripts they have begun (with great intentions), and either abandon or leave them until they feel more inspired. Currently I have about five or six manuscripts that are works in progress, a couple that need some heavy research, one has been lying dormant for a couple of decades, a few in … Continue reading Is is a Short Story, Novella, or Screenplay?

A Guide to ‘invisible’ Procrastination

When I made the decision to rewrite my first novel, I knew I would procrastinate, but to see me through it I have a number of ways to ease that guilt. I set up a forum, and a new blog—Ava Maverick, where I can casually list my favorite things. I tell myself this is a … Continue reading A Guide to ‘invisible’ Procrastination