Now… if you have a sense of humor that is at all like mine, you read this cartoon and laughed for about five minutes…then cried because it’s really NOT funny when you are a writer experiencing “Writer’s Block”. And I spent a great deal of time arguing with myself about Writer’s Block. Is it really a … More How do you deal with Writer’s Block?
As I sit here pondering just what to write in my next review, I think back to the books I’ve read in the past. As much as I would LOVE to tell you that I was a dewy-eyed teenager mooning over Edward Cullen, I must admit that I was nearly past my twenties before … More Apparently you don’t need “talent”.
What is the dilemma you ask. The dilemma is this: Do you follow where you characters lead or are you determined to keep the story on the course you’ve already determined for it? This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. As I have written my story, it has taken quite a few … More The existential dilemma of whether or not to follow your characters wherever they might lead.
Yes, I’m late but I finally got the thing up. OK… It was an honest mistake, I promise. I’m not going to go on too much but I do want to talk about something I tweeted about recently. A friend of mine has discovered something about her #NaNoWriMo story and I congratulate her because it’s … More Yes I know it’s late. But it’s here and that’s what counts.
It sounds easy doesn’t it? It’s NOT! Just over 2 years ago, I started writing the Andarii Chronicles. I woke up one morning from the most intriguing dream I’ve ever had and I couldn’t wait to tell someone about it. When I did, she said “You should write about that. It would make a great … More YES! That easy… and That Hard!
– You can not write simply to get the ending you “like”. It doesn’t work that way. A writer will be the first one to tell you that they write the story but they don’t always get to dictate where the story goes. A story often has a mind of it’s own and you … More Hard Lessons learned about Writing and Life
I am still fairly new to social media but I can not help noticing something amiss in the world of blogging. Has anyone else noticed all the “learn to write” articles, courses and advertisements posted every day? Or is it just me? I don’t just mean one a day either. More like twenty new ones … More Writers… real writers, don’t need to learn how to write. We need help editing, rewriting or getting published.
I have been telling stories for most of my life. I likely would have been a minstrel if I’d been born 200 years ago because I also sing pretty well. I managed to write book 1 of The Andarii Chronicles in a little over six months. I queried and queried and queried and absolutely no … More Rewriting, Querying, ARCing