Last Thursday, I told you that I was in a complete writing slump, and that I would be spending the rest of the week testing out various different "cheats" for getting words on paper. Not with the view of producing great literature, but simply to shake myself out of the doldrums. Well, I made good on … Continue reading Getting the Words Out.
Well, in the vein of being honest, as I burbled about in my last post, I have this lovely quote to share with you: "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being … Continue reading To Be Nobody but Yourself.
Well folks, I'm just going to tell it to you straight: I've hardly done any writing at all in longer than I like to think about, let alone any good writing. I let myself get into a bad head-space, and lacked the drive even to remind myself of why I push myself in any endeavor. … Continue reading Let’s Be Honest.
Today I'm sharing a quote that was initially stated about visual art, but, as I have observed before, art quotes are astonishingly cross-platform things. For writing purposes, simply replace the word "color" with "word", "phrase", or whatever other aspect of writing you wish. "...art is not something that is learned and then practiced, it is … Continue reading Perfectionism vs. Communication.
"It is remarkable that different people will have different thoughts when they look at the same thing." -Lemony Snicket, The Reptile Room I love Lemony Snicket, don't you? Here's an interesting exercise to try, based on this quote (I just thought it up, and I'm quite proud of myself.): Write a scene based on two or … Continue reading Different Thoughts.
Oh, dear. This has been quite a distracting week for me, and I don't really have anything brilliant to share with you about my writing journey. So guess what that means? In this post on The Ode Less Travelled, I said that if I ever felt brave, I would share some of my execrable poetry attempts … Continue reading Un-primed Poetry Primer.
For writers, there are many uphill struggles, wearying battles, and forlorn hopes. Not the least of these is the pitiful attempt to find the right playlist for your story-writing endeavors. Well. I can help with that. Adam Young, of Owl City fame, has a new side project: Writing sound tracks for hypothetical movies. He will … Continue reading Music for Adventures.