Autumn Lindsey | Musings of a Novel Novelist
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Musings of a Novel Novelist

How to Swallow an Elephant

I’m going to let you in on a little secret of mine. Ready? Here it goes, I am not an organized person. I’m a feel my way through life, see how the day goes, if there is a spot on the shelf something gets placed...

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Get to the Point (of View)

When I started writing my novel I blindly spewed out a scene from my head on to my brand new laptop. I'll be honest with you, it sucks, it's something I will probably never let anyone besides my husband see.  Even though my writing on...

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When Things Get Messy

This past week was messy. I’m talking icky stomach bug, everyone throwing up everywhere, messy. If that weren't enough, our leach field failed, meaning I couldn't use my washing machine. To top it off, our hot water went out (Because apparently you have to check...

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Name Fit For… A Novel

If you follow me on twitter you may have seen or responded to my many laments and questions regarding titles. Thank you for all the input and advice, it has greatly helped shape my decision. The final choices were, Dying to be 30 and Remaining...

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Toothpicks and Boulders

Ten thousand words down, seventy thousand more to go. I can’t help but get overwhelmed by the mountain of writing ahead. An enormous boulder stands before me as I chisel away at it, slowly shaping my story with a toothpick. As daunting as this task...

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It’s Alive!

My novel talks to me, makes its own decisions, and it just might walk out on me if I don’t give way to it’s wants. Then again, I might be crazy. As creatives, artists, writers (place in title of choice) we are creators. We don’t...

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Any mom knows you can’t “hide” from your kids. It’s fundamentally impossible,  they will find you (whisper that last line for dramatic effect). The moment I leave the room is the moment I’m needed the most (even if they have been ignoring me, literally all...

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Novel vs. Screenplay

One day my husband, Peter says to me “Want to write a feature?” Well, sort of, lets back it up a little. Peter directs commercials and corporate documentaries. Long term he is working towards writing and directing narrative features. While I did not go to...

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My Inspiration and I

I’m turning 30 this year. Kind of a big awesome deal, so remember that when September 10th comes around *wink wink*. I have been married to the most wonderful guy for almost 8 years. If you go from when we started dating, 13 years. (We...

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