Archive for May 2011

The Outline-Pantser Hybrid Method

Outliner or Pantser? It’s one of the most commonly asked questions/timeless debates in the writing community. Each side has its strengths. Each side has weaknesses. I’ve tried both. Here’s what happened to me (and me alone. Not trying to make any sweeping statements here, guys.) When I was pure panster, I usually ran into a…

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New Beginnings

Hello all, Diana here. As some of you may know, my husband is heading into the great swirling vortex called law school. Classes start in the Fall, but no, I do not know where I will be spending the next three years of my life. We have narrowed it down, but we are still making…

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Twin Talk Tuesday

There’s a great nutrition book out there called Eat This, Not That, where the author suggests healthier alternatives to classic items at fast food chains. For example: you have to have a burger? Get this one. Not the Double Whopper. Well, what if there was a book like this for YA romances? We had to…

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It’s MAGIC!

So as you may know, I spent all of last week running around Disneyland like a little kid. Was it amazing? YES. Was it outrageously fun? YES. Was it magical? YES!!!! Seriously guys, I’m pretty sure I invoked the magic of Disneyland. Why? You may ask. Because while I was there, one of my most…

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The Mysterious Disappearing Post

So…does anyone know where my last post went? I signed in to respond to the great comments on my last post and, much to my surprise, the post is no where to be found! This is very weird… I can only think of a few logical explanations: The post was so bad that a group…

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Heroes vs. Villians

I am supposed to be taking care of the blog while Ren is gone. Sorry… I am doing a pretty poor job. I’m like the baby-sitter that watches TV the whole time…. Anyway, today I have been thinking a lot of about villains and heroes. They are both fun to write, but have unique challenges.For…

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Heros vs. Villans

I am supposed to be taking care of the blog while Ren is gone. Sorry… I am doing a pretty poor job. I’m like the baby-sitter that watches tv the whole time…. Anyway, today I have been thinking a lot of about villans and heros. They are both fun to write, but have unique challenges.…

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A Historic Moment

It’s late here, but I couldn’t resist writing a quick post expressing my feelings on this historic night. I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that Osama Bin Laden has been confirmed dead. I’ve spent the last two hours on Twitter, just celebrating with my fellow writers. Not necessarily celebrating the death of a individual,…

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