The Writer's Desk

Writing, publishing & marketing notes from Jamie DeBree & her alter egos

Author: Jamie D.

Writer’s Log Aug. 7 – Aug. 13 (Backstory)

Weekly Word Counts Novel draft: 794 Short prose: 233 Poetry: 80 Editing hours: N/A Last week was pretty much a fail for writing (no sense in beating around the bush, eh?). I barely got my serial chapter done on time, started but didn’t finish my prompt story, and was writing the prompt poem late Friday […]

Writer’s Log July 31 – Aug. 6, 2017 (Setting as Character)

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge. – Daniel J. Boorstin Weekly Word Counts Novel draft: 803 Short prose: 1161 Poetry: 0 Editing hours: N/A I’ve been thinking a lot about layers in fiction lately. And until I started thinking about this (I read some articles and […]

Writer’s Log: July 24 – 28, 2017

Weekly accountability. It’s a good thing for people like yours truly who are prone to severe procrastination and work best on tight deadlines. So, I’m going to try to update this blog once weekly again starting…today, and hopefully next week I’ll have word counts to share as well. I’m sort of transitioning between writing programs […]

Working Low-Tech & “What If?”

Long time no write…posts, that is. But I’m actually making some progress writing now, and surprisingly, it’s taken a low-tech solution to make that happen. I’ve been having problems writing on my laptop simply because it’s easier to just sit and stare at web sites than to actually tap into my subconscious and suss out […]

Originality & Finding My Voice

I haven’t been doing much writing lately. It’s not that I don’t want to, but I’m still having trouble getting back into the habit. Part of that is growing pains…I guess it falls into the category of self-doubt, but it’s more than that. It’s the fact that I know I’m missing something (or rather, my […]