Writing, Thinking, Pantsing, and Miracles

In the latest post at Austin Mystery Writers, I discuss pantsing. It isn’t as bad as it sounds. Neither is the post. 🙂

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English: Tenniel illustration of Tweedledum (c... English: Tenniel illustration of Tweedledum (centre) and Tweedledee (right) and Alice (left). Español: IlustraciĂłn de Tenniel de Patachunta y PatachĂșn. IlustraciĂłn de John Tenniel para el capĂ­tulo 4Âș de Alicia a travĂ©s del espejo (Lewis Carroll), originalmente publicado en 1871. Escaneado de la ediciĂłn impresa (Modern Library). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pantsing, when successful, lets you create a story closely resembling the spark that ignited it. ~Janalyn Voigt, Live, Write, Breathe

The first step in starting a blog is finding the perfect name. I wanted to call mine Contrariwise, as an homage to Lewis Carroll and to my ability to locate an argument in nearly any issue I come across.

Contrariwise was already in use, however, several times over, and I couldn’t find another literary allusion that satisfied, so I named it Whiskertips. It was my own invention, an homage to the two whiskered beasts with whom I share living quarters.

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