Author, Patricia Puckett

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The Inked Quill: Writing Buddies

Posted by Patricia Puckett on Saturday, September 3, 2011,
I have a writing buddy.  I do.  Technically, I have two, but there's one I turn to more often than not.  AD Spencer(everyone wave hi!).  I think I go through every step of every story I ever write with her, and I do this on a daily basis.  I mean, from little flashers (stories under 1000 words) to novel plans.  She knows everything.  And likewise, she does the same with me.

And that got me thinking... not everyone has a writing buddy.  I find that kind of tragic.  I mean, sure there are some c...

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The Inked Quill: Those Little Habits

Posted by Patricia Puckett on Tuesday, July 19, 2011,
Okay, so I found myself thinking about several of my upcoming projects all at once.  And then, I found myself thinking about the inevitable finish I need to do to all of their outlines.  In the end, I felt just tired by all of it.

Then I went muse-searching for the reason why.  I found myself thinking back to my process in writing "Blurred" for Wicked Bag of Horror Tales... and I think I've figured out my problem.  You see, for that story, I had my laptop open beside a large, yellow ledger pad...

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The Inked Quill: Characters--What's in a Name?

Posted by Patricia Puckett on Saturday, July 9, 2011,
Have you ever been writing along, really into your story, and then, all of a sudden, you stop.  Bewildered, you start scrolling back up your document, desperately checking.  Then you realize: the name you were going to use for the character you just created you've already given to some throw-a-way background character.

Yeah, it happens.  And one thing is for sure: DO NOT under ANY circumstances give your MC (main character) the same, or a similiar, name to someone else in the story, throwaway ...

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The Inked Quill: Upcoming Writing Schedule

Posted by Patricia Puckett on Tuesday, July 5, 2011,
I honestly have so many things that I will be working on in the near future.  Short story deadlines aside, I have 3--really, 4--novellas to do.  Three of them due either at the end of the summer or the beginning of the fall. Plus, I have 2 novels that I am in the works of.  And then there's those short story deadlines. 

Speaking of which, I'm off to work on my story for the PHP Shootout.  You'll be hearing from me again soon!

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The Inked Quill: The Beginning

Posted by Patricia Puckett on Sunday, July 3, 2011,
Hello.  So, I have made several attempts in the past few months to turn my personal blog--on a separate site--into a writing blog.  Needless to say, that has failed.  So, here's my recent attempt.  A blog from me about writing.  Let's have some fun!
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