You know what, people? I've never written a story with an actual antagonist. I'm not sure why exactly, since I love a good villain as much as the next person. Maybe it's because I tend to be more interested in the complex problems that arise through lack of communication, or different definitions of love, rather … Continue reading Tips from Other People, Part 6.
Allllrighty folks. Here's the post that I wanted to share with you last week, if it hadn't been for my crummy internet. Essentially, it's two things that I love: You know what these are? That first one is a sample of (as far as we can tell) Shakespeare's handwriting. The second one is Jane Austen's. … Continue reading Even the Geniuses.
If you've been following my blog for any length of time (or just indulged in one enormous binge-read), you will have probably bumped into a post or two where I mention my resident poet. For clarification, he is my brother. He writes fantastic poems, contrasting with my terrible ones. Today, I figured it would be … Continue reading Introducing the Resident Poet.
So. Writer's block. It mostly boils down to fear, right? Fear that you'll ruin a good idea. Fear that your good idea actually sucks. Fear that you'll never write anything as good as the last thing you wrote. Fear that... well, you can fill in the blanks for yourselves. Lately, my main fear has been that … Continue reading When the Work Becomes the Block.
Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Carpe whatever today, folks. And if people want to criticize, just remember this:
No, not in a creepy demonic possession/horror movie kind of way. I recently discovered an article by Colum McCann, stuffed full of tips for new writers. Being that it is a long article, and every paragraph contains worth pondering for hours, and I'm super busy these days, I haven't even made it to the end yet. … Continue reading Inhabit an Otherness.
Yeah, so... I was too busy celebrating freedom yesterday to share any inspiration with you. To make up for it, here is my contribution to this month's Words on Wednesday linkup. But first, a little explanation... It's a scene from somewhere in the middle of a story I'm contemplating, centered around the fairies from A … Continue reading Fragment of a Story I May Never Write.