Nothing new to report on the novel front, I'm afraid. My alphas haven't finished reading the thing yet, and I haven't mustered the courage to pick it up. Next week, I promise. In the meantime, here's another Broadway Sonnet for you, still from the magnificent Hamilton, but this time we get to hear from Aaron Burr. … Continue reading Broadway Sonnet 2.
This has been me for the past couple of weeks, people: Because I've been holding back some info that I'm rather excited about. I got invited to write a guest post over on The Bard and the Bible, sharing my favorite Shakespeare quotes. I was like: And then I was like: And then I was … Continue reading Spinning in my Desk Chair.
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.
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 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.
As you've probably guessed from the title, I'm doing a lot of rewriting these days... There's my NaNovel from last November, which is slowly and rather unsurely making its way toward becoming a decent second draft. And then there is my Future Learn class, "Start Writing Fiction," which I wrote about last week. One of … Continue reading Rewriting the Heck out of Stuff.
Today has been one of those lazy, rainy days where all I do is sit around doodling and listening to Hamilton. Pretty fantastic. And then I remembered... oh, hey, it's Thursday. Your blog day. And you have nothing. Oh dear. Twitter tells me, however, that today, the 6th of October, is National Poetry Day in the … Continue reading Broadway Sonnet 1.
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.
"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.
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.