I don't know about you, but I never really feel settled about any writing project until I've found a suitable name for it; one that settles quickly into place; one that just feels right. Until then I'm all angsty and skin-crawly. So when I discovered this article on The Independent (by way of Tumblr) featuring … Continue reading Working Titles.
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - Carl Jung This is important. Instead of allowing yourself to simply sit around being annoyed by somebody, try to put yourself into their shoes and understand where they're coming from. I've been practicing this for a while, and I guarantee … Continue reading Understanding > Irritation.
Today is the day when I usually write about writing. But life can't be all about writing all the time, can it? We're going to take a break from writing for the day, because I want to show you some photos. In my "other job" as a Young Life leader, I've been able to do … Continue reading High Rock.
I figured out the theme statement for my current WIP yesterday. I'm sure plenty of people have said it much better than I can, but here it is, for what it's worth: A change to the whole requires a change in the individual. If you're trying to change something big, changes have to happen inside … Continue reading Small Changes.
Well, just a quick update on where I'm at, writing-wise, because, hello, THE SUN FINALLY DECIDED TO SHOW ITSELF IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS!!! Time to get myself into a bikini and head down to the lake. So basically, a couple of weeks ago I shared a piece of freewriting I did, and announced … Continue reading Letting People Talk.
"The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities." --Charles Dickens, David Copperfield I really have nothing else to add.
We writers all have different ways of getting into the swing of putting words on paper. Some of us start with timed free-writes, some of us use prompts, some of us spend an hour or three on Twitter, and some of us (lucky ducks) may not need any warm-up at all. I happen to be … Continue reading Cinquain Warm-Ups.
Well, here we are, five days into a new month. I hope all my American followers had a lovely Independence Day celebration, and I hope everybody else had a fairly tolerable Monday. I got to watch about 10 different fireworks shows across the water from a friend's cliff-hanging deck. Not that I feel smug about … Continue reading Music for Survival.