We’re getting ready for Camp NaNoWriMo this July! This month, we’re talking to Wrimos who are using the Camp format to work on non-novel projects. Today, participant Sofie Riis Endahl shares some of her tips for diving into editing work when your manuscript seems like such a mess that you’re not even sure where to… via … Continue reading Tips from Other People, Part 5.
So. I follow this Tumblr blog called Yesterday's Print. According to their bio, they are "A collection of photographs, newspaper clippings and assorted excerpts highlighting the parallels of past and present." Some of them are charming, some of them are weird, and some of them are... Well, some of them are like this: I mean, … Continue reading A Mere Doughnut.
So in my last post I was telling you lovely folks about a sonnet my character wrote. Well, almost a sonnet. Three quatrains, anyway. The couplet still hasn't come to me, but I reckon I'll share it with you anyway. Mainly because I'm in a huge rush today and don't have time for a longer … Continue reading That Sonnet I Mentioned.
I swear you guys, I'm going to start calling this "The Year of the Bolognese." Ever since I wrote about my culinary adventure/life lesson, the truth and functionality of it has been becoming more and more stunningly clear. Take the past few days, for example. I've had a story idea bumping around in my head … Continue reading My Character Wrote a Sonnet.
I now interrupt your regularly scheduled Tuesday-and-Thursday blog schedule with these messages: The lovely Lynn over at Written Reflections has started a "Words on Wednesday" linkup for writers which I'm hoping to be able to participate in whenever I can. It's basically just a way for writers to share what they're up to, along with spewing words out … Continue reading A Brief Introduction to Elisabeth Bridges.
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Interestingly, I feel like it's much easier to see this as a truth when we look at other people. When we encounter a doom-preaching nay-sayer, it's easy to sum them up as a … Continue reading Opinion Shows Character.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/J09Hk6epQyo “I am a writer!” This is one of the most important and freeing statements any of us ever makes. It’s almost a rite of passage. The moment you can look your banker/hairdresser/pastor/aunt in the eye and tell them (without mumbling) that you are writer, hear you type—well, then, congratulations, you’ve crossed an important threshold … Continue reading Tips from Other People, Part 4.
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. - John 16:33 There's a lot of ugliness going on in the world right now. Manchester, London, Orlando... the list just keeps growing. This verse has been circling around and around in my head and in … Continue reading Take Heart.
So. I'm coming to the end of a 2-ish month stint of co-hosting a dear friend's Airbnb property while she is off on her world travels, and it's been quite a fun learning curve, all in all. Especially after this weekend, which over here in the States was a big holiday. I had three sets … Continue reading 5 Things I have Noticed about Myself while working in the Hospitality Industry.