Ya see that banner? Yeah, that means that I'll be crazy busy for the next month. You know the drill. 50,000 words in 30 days. Now, I know that in previous years, I've been able to keep up with my blogging schedule during November, but my mind has been so full lately that I've been … Continue reading I’ll See You All In December.
First off, Happy St. Crispin's Day, everyone. Now, on to the content that I've been trying to post on Tuesday for the past three weeks, but apparently my technology doesn't like Tuesdays. This is an interview with Lin-Manuel Miranda, who I'm obsessed with. In it, he talks about writing from story vs. theme, discovering what … Continue reading Find The Stories.
As NaNoWriMo is looming, and as I've decided to go maverick, the last weeks have been a desperate race to dredge up as many story ideas as possible. One method that I've been implementing is what I like to call "Boxes of Plots." Basically, I start with three little boxes. One is labeled "Characters," one … Continue reading Boxes Of Plots.
Yikes, so sorry I didn't blog on Tuesday. I've been rushed off my feet, what with one thing and another on top of living with two gargoyles (aka French Bulldogs). I'm rushed off my feet today too, but here's a great blog post from Writer's Digest on how to brainstorm story ideas effectively. It's an … Continue reading Tips From Other People, Part 11.
Let's talk about social psychology. It's official definition is "the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another." My personal definition for it is "crack for writers." In all seriousness, isn't this what we're all fascinated by? Isn't this what we're always chasing with our pens? We're social animals, and … Continue reading Social Psychology = Writer Crack.
Listen, folks. I don't have time for a thoughtful blog today, because I'm glued to the World Ballet Day live stream. I've given you the link. Click on it. Be inspired. You're welcome.
You may remember me mentioning that I got published recently. Well, my copy of Z Publishing's anthology, "Washington's Emerging Writers" just came in the mail, and... Yeah, folks, that's right. The Duke thought it was pretty cool to see my story in print. Actually, he didn't care once he realized it wasn't food, but never … Continue reading Much Excited Flailing.
"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." -Vincent van Gogh Is anybody actually sure how to pronounce that name? I've heard at least four variations, all spoken in tones of absolute confidence. At any rate, it's a good thing to remember. Small things, done one by … Continue reading Not Done By Impulse.
Last week, I told all you lovely people that I was waffling back and forth on whether to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. I'm still pretty involved in the novel I started last year, and no new ideas were presenting themselves, so I was sort of reluctant to jump back in and end up with … Continue reading No More Waffling.
"The trouble with these days is it’s really hard to get bored…there’s all sorts of wonderful TV at your fingertips and it’s really hard to get bored…put [your] phone away, go for long boring walks, actually try to find the space to get bored in. That’s what I’ve started telling people who are like, 'I … Continue reading Get Bored.