Marissa’s Musings


May 2023 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the blog! This month was productive. Both WIPs are moving forward. Even if it’s only a chapter at a time. Between days of lax motivation, I continued downsizing the number of handwritten notes for other stories. One would think the bottom must be in sight, right? Not yet. It’s more manageable…

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East Tip to Building Character

The more I read, the more I realize how hard is it to make truly unique characters. How do you solve this? Don’t make exact clones of popular and known characters. You can use an existing character as inspiration. The process Take three traits from the inspiration character. Write those down. The character is going…

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April 2023 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the blog! April went by slowly. It started strong with motivation to work on projects. Toward the middle, the motivation disappeared. I’m frustrated that it happened. In the past, I would have focused on it and made things worse. This time I worked on other writing related things. In the second…

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March 2023 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the blog! It’s the Round-Up/ Newsletter’s one year anniversary! This time last year, I decided to begin writing at least once a month blog posts. It is my way of focusing on writing books I want to publish one day. It was renamed in January to a Newsletter. This month I…

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The Draft is Done. What Next?

The draft you’ve worked on tirelessly for a year (or longer) is done. Now what? Pat yourself on the back. Writing a book from beginning to end is no easy task. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first or last draft. Completion is still an achievement. What’s next? It depends. What you do next is…

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