Have I done a list lately? I should keep a list of the lists I list. Or is that list the lists I keep? In a writing slump? Finding it hard to finish that Great Canadian (American, Armenian or otherwise) Novel? Trying to dedicate more time to writing this year because you're one of those… Continue reading A Sure-Fire List to Help Motivate Your Inner Writer Into Actually Writing! Follow This List Carefully and You Will Be Writing Again!
Unless one has never heard of the invention of a television, it's fairly safe to assume that we all know the reference ZUZU'S PETALS. In case one among you (AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!) has not yet seen a particular movie, I shall explain Zuzu's Petals before going into the point I want to… Continue reading Zuzu’s Petals! Make Your Magic Authentic to Your Readers!
For me, the chatter that takes place between the pages of a book is the most important part of the book. The connecting prose is merely the scaffolding, if you will. There could be quite a few things wrong with a book, but if the talk is authentic it can still have legs. Yes, as… Continue reading It’s Not What You Say But What You Say and How You Say It – The Art of Talking Good Dialogue
I have made the move. And it feels great. I wasn't sure if it would work out or not, but I'm LOVING it! No more laptop, no more desktop. No more pens, no more pencils, no more books...no more teacher's dirty looks. Oops. I didn't mean to go there. It just happened. What I'm trying… Continue reading I’ve Gone Mobile (Or, Writer Gone Wild!)
Yesterday I talked about writers and community by sharing some information about the writing community I myself am entrenched in. Today, I wanted to talk about the solitary life of the writer. Because when it comes right down to it, we need to be solitary while in the thick of things. Putting words on the… Continue reading Solitary by Design – The Writing Life
I think I figured it out. Finally. I was worried that I just completely lost interest in writing. That I might not be a writer, after all. I think I know what it is now. Apparently, when I have two definitive release dates for upcoming novels, I feel like I can relax. Take a break.… Continue reading I Made a Discovery – A Thing That Kills Creativity – Or Why I’m Experiencing Writer’s Block for the First Time Ever