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My Imaginary Friends: Episode 14

An overview of my first week plotting book 4 in my fantasy series.

This week’s best thing: Plotting! Perhaps my favorite part of the writing process.

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My Imaginary Friends: Episode 13

Starting a brand new book… no, I’m not scared at all.

This week’s best thing: Soot and Slipper by Kate Stradling

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My Imaginary Friends: Episode 12

I have turned in my manuscript (let us all rejoice!) and muse on my ongoing struggle with perfectionism.

This week’s best thing: Publishers Weekly starred review of Whispers of Shadow & Flame

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My Imaginary Friends: Episode 11

Thoughts on publishing paths: indie and traditional. Also, inspiring honesty in writing and life.

This week’s best thing: Avengers: Endgame

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My Imaginary Friends: Episode 10

This week I have a special guest: actor Paul James (aka my brother). Known for Greek, The Last Ship, and The Path, Paul shares his perspective on creating characters by bringing a writer’s words to life.

This week’s best thing: my birthday! + Game of Thrones!

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My Imaginary Friends: Episode 9

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami

THIS WEEK’S BEST THING: I got to see Audra McDonald perform live! (She could be every week’s best thing!) https://audramcdonald.com/

WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT:
– Sending my April newsletter
– What to write next?
– Working on chapter epigraphs for CRY OF METAL & BONE

LINKS:
– Fonda Lee Twitter quiz: https://twitter.com/FondaJLee/status/1115051419134877696

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My Imaginary Friends: Episode 8

How novel revision and software development are basically the same thing. This week I enter the last(ish) stage of my revision, discuss the many uses of index cards, character verbs, and try not to let thoughts of piracy derail me.

This week’s best thing: I finished the final proofing of WHISPERS OF SHADOW & FLAME!

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Verbalize by Damon Suede – https://amzn.to/2ORE0qa
The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne – https://amzn.to/2Um01DB
Write Your Novel From the Middle by James Scott Bell – https://amzn.to/2I3ndQd
Creating Character Arcs by K.M. Weiland – https://amzn.to/2UkBv5u
Author Rachel Caine on piracy

 

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My Imaginary Friends: Episode 7

“The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work.” — Toni Morrison

Writing updates, quarterly planning, and my thoughts on recent events in the romance writing world.

This Week’s Best Thing: WHISPERS OF SHADOW & FLAME Advanced Reader Copies are here!!

Whispers of Shadow & Flame by L. Penelope

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My Imaginary Friends: Episode 6

On managing decision fatigue and why high output (writing all the things!) requires high input (aka my excuse for binge reading).

This Week’s Best Thing: The Ravenels by Lisa Kleypas

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My Imaginary Friends: Episode 5

This week on the podcast, I talk writerly intuition and research to come up with character names.

This week’s best thing: Trailers Galore!

The Writer’s Well podcast: http://thewriterswell.org

Article on the Sami Concept of Time: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/sami/dieda/anthro/concept-time.htm

Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

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