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On Being an Overly-Analytical Writer

Hi, my name’s Berin and I overthink things. Part of this comes from being a project manager. Some of it stems from living with an anxiety disorder. Another chunk comes from having executive dysfunction. It all comes down to need for well-organized information and processes in order to function and feel like I have some […]

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Goals Journal The Merry Writer Writing

What is the Biggest Writing Goal Achieved in 2019?

My biggest writing goal achieved in 2019 was to assess and reset my existing goals. I mentioned yesterday that I did that in November and I’m happy with the results. As a result I know where I am and where I want to be in my career thanks to a month-long project. I now have […]

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Journal Work in Progress Writing

An Emotional Road Map: Stating Your Novel’s Theme

For reasons I’ll clarify in upcoming posts, theme is important to me. I know, many will claim that it’s not about what I’m trying to say as the author that counts. What matters is what the reader takes away from the novel. I don’t know that they can get anything out of it if there’s […]

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Goals Journal The Merry Writer Writing

Did You Set Any Big Writing Goals at the Start of 2019?

Because I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, I didn’t set any big writing goals at the start of 2019. As I complete projects and things come off my plate, I set new goals so that I have a realistic plan to see them through and achieve them. Around my birthday (November) I revisit and reset […]

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Journal Work in Progress Writing

Platform Building and Opening Scenes

All satisfying writing projects are alike; each terrible project is terrible in its own way. With apologies to Tolstoy, I am now at the beginning of two new writing projects. This is the first official post of the Café Epimetheus era on this site, where the focus is on writing about writing. I have also […]