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Point of View: The Eight Deadly Phases of Writing

J. Scott Coatsworth

Almost every author goes through a certain set of phases when writing a new work, especially a longer work. Although the details may vary a bit from author to author, I think the broad strokes are probably the same. Here are my phases, gathered from my current work in progress, the Autumn Lands: Phase One … Read more

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Point of View: Under the Gun

Pantser vs. plotter

There’s a lot of discussion these days about whether, as a writer, you are a pantser or a plotter. Pantsers, as the name implies, write by the seat of their pants. It’s like they open the door to their new story and just go out wandering in the world to see where they end up. … Read more

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Point of View: Becoming a Cover Designer

I have aspirations. I want to learn how to do everything in the publishing world. In my past, I’ve already worked at a small publisher, at a bookstore, and at a book distributor. I’ve written (and sold) a number of stories. I’ve done beta reading and critiquing, though no formal editing as of yet. But … Read more

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Point of View: Why I Write

Hey all, I just started this blog about a month ago, and I’m gradually figuring out what I want to do with it. I’m planning to start posting a personal column once a week, on Mondays – about me, who I am as a writer and a person, what I’m working on, and what motivates … Read more