Pants In The Chair

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A Novel Writing Journal. Writing my first novel has been an enormous undertaking (and I'm even not done yet.) Pants In The Chair is an attempt to share some of my journey with the hope that it may help other writers and creators with their own journeys. This is a journal of what I have learned and what I am continuing to learn every day.

“The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.” - Mary Heaton Vorse
The Scrivener Question
Everybody is always talking about Scrivener. It's the program I'm writing my novel in. But, do you need it? Should you be using? How do I use it? https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview randombadassery+pants@gmail.com
10:34
April 20, 2018
4 Tips (or more) for When Writing Gets Tough
4 (or 5) things (I lost count) to help you when you're writing to feel like pushing a Bulldozer up a mountain. https://medium.com/random-badassery randombadassery+pants@gmail.com
16:11
April 14, 2018
Mind Mapping
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scapple/overview | randombadassery+pants@gmail.com | http://anchor.fm/creative-minds | https://anchor.fm/technical-ramblings
07:35
April 4, 2018
I Got Derailed
I finshed plotting and then I got derailed. Here are some of the "obstacles" I let block me for the past few weeks.
07:35
March 22, 2018
Plotting with Gasoline
I hit an important milestone and I want to share the plotting technique that took me from working on a plot for over a year to just four days. ● Scrivener: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview ● Nabokov article: http://www.openculture.com/2014/02/the-notecards-on-which-vladimir-nabokov-wrote-lolita.html ● Action Method cards: https://actionmethod.com/products/action-cards ● Stationery kit: http://amzn.to/2p10ZDF ● To send questions, download the anchor app https://anchor.fm and send us an audio message or email randombadassery@gmail.com -- I know I say "humans@randombassery.com" in the episode but that has changed.
19:59
March 9, 2018
The Blank Page
Ok, I'm in a new section of the book, now what? How do I get from where I am to where I want this thing to go? How do I figure out a plot from vague ideas and images?
15:10
March 3, 2018
An Introduction to the Podcast
This is the first episode and I can think of no better place to lay out what this podcast is going to be, what you can expect to hear, and why I'm creating it. If this were a novel it would be the introduction.
07:06
February 28, 2018
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