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Character Snap Sheet - FREE DOWNLOAD

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Ever find yourself changing your creations hair or eye color in the middle of writing? Or you're trying to remember how tall they are so go back for pages searching? I do this a lot. Probably more often than is normal. So of course when I went hunting for something that could help it didn't exist, or it was overly complicated requiring several pages. After about a week I decided to make my own.  Click the links below to download/print. You can also make your own and tweak it to fit your needs, all you need a blank piece of paper, a pen or pencil, and a ruler. Character Snap Sheet.PDF  Character Snap sheet for Google Docs Happy writing and #staycrafty! ~Devon *image from Canva* Please give credit on where it's do when you share and use, thank you!

November 2020 Brain Dump at Livin' Nerdy

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 Hello November Peeps! I've got nothing by the way. Just a list of stuff that is interesting to me and might not be to you. So please bare with me while I unload my ADD brain.  Currently binging : Criminal Minds on Netflix Anime of the Month : It's a toss up between Baki and Aggretsuko (I now, it's a total mash-up!). Did you see that there are more episodes of Dorohedoro ! Craft : I still can't get to my machines as half of our master bedroom is still in my cave. Right now I'm occupying my time with finding a goal planner/layout that isn't too restrictive and has a daily undated hourly with plenty of blank pages. So far I'm leaning toward the Daily Passion Planner . It's a little too bulky for my taste though. Open to recommendations! (Nothing coiled, please). Home Improvement : Still working on the master bedroom, the floor is half finished and we haven't gotten the new furniture yet.  Reading : Argent Blade by Luke Courtney and Key of Arcandus

A Lister's Guide to Story Telling, Vol. 01, Overview

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Lists are beautiful things. I'm a huge fan of lists. To do's, purchasing, my day and activities. Even my planster writing falls into a list format. So imagine, if you will, that point in time where I move from short stories into a full novel and nowhere in the internet universe are a list of things to help me keep on track or stay focused. It helps with my ADD (attention deficit disorder). So here I am, Plantober, with NaNo two weeks away. I'm flipping between 2nd draft editing on The Witch's Crystal (TWC) and prepping Dagger & Shield (DS). I don't know where I left off or where I am between the two. I needed a list, a new notebook, and some liquid motivation (coffee).  *I have broken down my master list because I cannot stand long articles. I'm sure that there will be revisions along the way. This is only what I have compiled so far. Any and all suggestions are welcome* This is my list as of October 2020 Tools I use: The Series Bible from a fellow writer. J

Recipe: Sweet Potato Fluff Cookies

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 Here is a simple fluffy cookie recipe. I'm not sure if i want to call them cookies or not, maybe a mix between a muffin top and cookie? Let me know what you think in the comments. Meanwhile, I'm not sure where I drudged up this recipe but I do hope you enjoy it! *doodles from OneyWhyStudio

Books I've Read September 2020 & Killing that TBR Pile

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That dreaded TBR stack is staring at you. Your friend is asking if you've finished the book he let you barrow, wondering if you made to 'that part' yet. What's a busy reader to do?! Life happens, sometimes you're not motivated to sit and devote time to reading and that's okay. But if you really want to reduce that stack and return your friend's book you'll have to do something.  Here are a few tips: read a couple pages with your morning coffee/tea/juice,  or set a timer for 5-10 or 20 minutes. turn a couple of pages right before bed. bring your book on your lunch break or when the kids are napping. find it on audio book, there are some cheap alternatives out there, just ask Google . learn how to speed read, there a ton of videos on YouTube to teach you how. If you have any tips and tricks please share! Books I've read this September: ~ The Time of Contempt by a. Sapkowski ~ On Basalik Station by David Weber Thanks for stopping by and always #StayC

Novel formatting for Apple (Mac) & MS Word - You're Welcome!

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 Formatting, you can pay someone to do it or you can do it yourself.  Here are two YouTube videos to help you navigate the cluster fu-... mess. And since MS Word is a little tricky I've included a list at the bottom for you to save. Vellum for Mac   MS Word If there is anything you think I should add or other tips and tricks please send me a message, email, or comment below.   Thanks for reading and #StayCrafty! ~Devon    *images from Canva  

My Plantober Guide for NaNo 2020

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 Hey Peeps! I'm super stressed, anxious, excited, and panicky about this upcoming NaNo. It took me a minute (about 1 month) to decide if I wanted to join in, and another hot second (2 weeks) to figure out what to write about. And I left that decision up to my Snippets & Spoilers subscribers.  The verdict: Dagger & Shield I won't go into too much detail about it, only that it covers the time of Amabel's disappearance right before the events of The Witch's Crystal. Tools I'm using to stay organized: Happy Planner - Squad Goals Planners Gotta Plan, Vertical Just the Write Planner by www.justthewriteplace.com   My schedule: 5-6am, writing The Witch's Crystal 8-9pm, planning, info dumping  9-10pm, reading the latest & greatest As I plan the draft for Dagger & Shield, I will also be participating in three October challenges, check them out on Instagram. Fantasy Bookish Challenge The Writer Community Writers Favorite Prompts What for are those words you

Books I've read: August 2020

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 August is over! And to me that means it's officially Baking Season!!!  In the meantime here are the books I finished (and almost finished) in August. ~ The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg ~ The Saviors Champion by Jenna Moreci ~ Dark Hallow by Myria Candies ~ Unnatural History by Jonathan Green ~ The Last Nautch Girl by C. Philips. I had the pleasure to interview the author!  All reviews are posted to Amazon and Goodreads. I have quite the list for September, if your curious follow me on social media (links at bottom) or sign up for the Livin' Nerdy News here . Until next time! #staycrafty

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