A Review of Dabble

A Review of Dabble

Gather around, friends, and let me tell you about the magnificence that is Dabble. I found out about Dabble while browsing through the NaNoWriMo’s 2018 Sponsor page. Dabble is a writing software application that’s similar to Scrivener, but is CLOUD BASED. You can download a desktop app to use, or use the web app in […]

Posted November 7, 2018 by Jessica Powell in Writing / 0 Comments
NaNoWriMo Inspiration

NaNoWriMo Inspiration

Like Arya, I have a list of names. They are the names of teachers and librarians I had up through high school, all women who encouraged me to read and write. I remember when I was first “published”: my teachers made books by laminating construction paper colored covers I created and spiral bound the pages […]

Posted October 30, 2018 by Jessica Powell in Writing / 0 Comments
Mapmaking for Writers

Mapmaking for Writers

I love maps in books — especially if it’s a fantasy book. And as a writer, having a map is an essential part of my worldbuilding process. It helps me to plan out accurate travel time and distance, and determine the way of life for my characters. A sea-faring society operates very differently from a […]

Posted October 27, 2018 by Jessica Powell in Writing / 0 Comments
Ready for NaNoWriMo!

Ready for NaNoWriMo!

Some may claim that it is madness to dare attempt NaNoWriMo during a time when I have my MFA’s monthly 25 page packet due + two 10-18 page workshop pieces for the winter residency. BUT I DARE. YES, I DO! It’s time to finally finish SUNSEEKERS – my YA F/F dark fantasy romance for fans of […]

Posted October 17, 2018 by Jessica Powell in Writing / 0 Comments