That title was given to me by my poet brother when I asked him to help me with my daily free-write. If it is useful for a writer to keep a cat around the house, it is equally useful to keep a poet. Here's what came of it: (Keep in mind that this is a … Continue reading New Owners, New Hours.
I am currently house/pet-sitting for some friends, who just happen to own a lovely little black cat. (In fact, you can see him over in my Instagram feed, if you're interested. I highly recommend him.) It is putting me in mind of an essay by Aldous Huxley I read recently, called "Sermons in Cats." In it, he … Continue reading Find a Cat.
"Only the gentle are ever really strong." -James Dean I'll just leave that thought right here. (Also that photograph. You're welcome, people.)
"You know," she said thoughtfully, "I've never understood this great vendetta against adverbs. I mean, they're a part of speech, aren't they?" "Well, yes," he responded doubtfully. "But all the people who know what they're talking about say they should be avoided at all costs." "Balderdash," she said bluntly. "If they exist, they're meant to … Continue reading Don’t Fear the Adverb.
Saturday, June 11, marked my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of blogging. When I posted my first little "Hello," I didn't really have any clue what would happen next. I thought, "Well, who knows? I'll probably give up after a month or two, but I might as well give it a go..." And now look at this. … Continue reading I’ve Been Here for a YEAR!!!
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that the second revision of my novel was slowing down. Like, a lot. I was producing about a page a day. I was discouraged and losing my motivation. The plot was still coming along, but the writing itself was dry and mechanical. But you know what else was … Continue reading Forget the Good Advice.
Adam Young's latest soundtrack, Omaha Beach, appropriately celebrates D-day. It's a good one for getting those intense scenes written. Or your house cleaned. Whatever you need to attack. Without further ado: https://open.spotify.com/album/6y1WnNIEOCugTlTG5oR31l As usual, you can listen and download straight from his official site. Totally worth it, folks.
I had a kind of... well honestly kind of a boring post planned for today, because I couldn't think of anything... well, interesting. Fortunately, I scrolled through my feed for a while before knuckling down and writing that boring post, because I found an AMAZING list of 50 writing prompts over at NowNovel (a lovely blog, by … Continue reading Sharing Some Prompts.